Tati (Cassia Gil), is a 13-year-old living in a Brazilian favela. Her mother Andrea (Débora Nascimento) wants to escape with Tati but struggles due to her drug addiction. Her family and living situation changes abruptly when Jaca (Bukassa Kabengele), the former leader of the favela, is released from prison and returns. His presence creates tension between the community and the new leaders that have taken his place.
The film takes place during the Olympics in Brazil, when the country's police and government implemented an operation called pacification, aiming to quell violence in the favelas by sending armed police forces to these neighborhoods. What this policy created was a complex layer of violence that was mostly sustained by the criminalization of poverty. Pacified is the new film by American filmmaker Paxton Winters, produced by Darren Aronofsky. The film won the Golden Shell at the 2019 San Sebastian Film Festival.—Miriam Garcia
Bring your own blankets or chairs to relax in our socially distanced pods!
Line will be formed along the pedestrian path at Morrison Ave & Lafayette Ave entrance. Parking is available at the lot parallel to entrance to park at Morrison & Lafayette.
BOROUGH TO BOROUGH SCREENINGS
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, bicycles or scooters, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, matches, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.
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Paxton Winter’s first documentary, Silk Road ala Turka, was made while traveling the Silk Road by camel caravan. His feature film debut, Crude, won Best Feature at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and the Special Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival. He’s shot news around the world, and he directed the final season of Turkish crime drama series Alacakaranlik.