Event Details

Movie Showing: City of God

Movie Showing: City of God

Department(s): Office of the Dean of Students, Tate Student Center

Location: Tate Movie Theatre

Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00pm to 10:00pm


In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighborhood. José “Zé” Pequeno (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is an ambitious drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photos as a way to increase his fame as a turf war erupts with his rival, “Knockout Ned” (Seu Jorge). The film was shot on location in Rio’s poorest neighborhoods.