Bacurau - Virtual Cinema

Opens Mar 27, 2020

This engagement has ended.

In response to the current crisis, Ragtag Cinema has — alongside theaters and businesses across the world — temporarily closed its doors. Filmmakers and distributors, too, have had to put their long-awaited releases on hold. During this time, we are doing everything we can to continue engaging our audiences and celebrating cinema.

Our friends at Kino Lorber have partnered with us to present a virtual theatrical experience. Together, we are proud to present Bacurau. Help support Kino Lorber, the filmmakers, and your local independent cinema. We will be running it just like our regular Ragtag programming — new films run Friday through Thursday — and when a film's run is over, it's gone! So don't hesitate to see it now.

A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.

"Critic's Pick! Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter." (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times)

"A perfect blend of blistering social commentary and illicit genre-flick thrills." (David Fear, Rolling Stone)

"[A] boldly inventive political fantasy... offers a thrillingly imaginative playbook for resistance." (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

"A gloriously demented (and lightly psychedelic) Western." (David Ehrlich, IndieWire)