Among the many small businesses impacted by the pandemic and orders to stay at home is Akron’s nonprofit art-house cinema Nightlight. All of its upcoming screenings at its theater in the Historic Arts District near downtown Akron have been cancelled. That includes the 2019 Brazilian film Bacurau, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles scheduled to be screened March 27. The film follows a series of inexplicable, surreal occurrences in a remote Brazilian village after the death of its 94-year-old matriarch. Its cast includes legendary Brazilian actress Sonia Braga.
If you had that on your calendar, don’t cross it out — you can still see the film!
“During the necessary closing of our physical doors, we are broadening our virtual presence to keep our community connected,” they tell us. “We are pleased to now be able to present a virtual screening of our previously scheduled film, Bacurau, through a partnership with our distributor, Kino Lorber. Independent theaters need your support now more than ever. By buying a virtual “ticket” to watch Bacurau at the Nightlight, you’ll be directly supporting your local art-house cinema. All revenue is being shared between distributor and exhibitor just as if you bought your ticket at our theater box office. Your support will sustain us through this time of temporary closure and we are so very grateful for the continued support of our Nightlight audiences.”
From Fri 3/27-Thu 4/1 you can see Bacurau online for $12 to benefit Nightlight Cinema. Follow this link.