Central Station


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icon-brazilian-cinemaWalter Salles - Leaving Home

Central Station

  1. Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Central Station
Dora is a former school teacher who makes a living by writing letters for illiterate people passing through Rio de Janeiro’s main train station. Commuting to the city from impoverished suburbs, workers flock to her, hoping to contact lost family members, send love letters, or simply relate the details of their lives. Among her clients are Ana and her nine-year-old son Josué, who has a fierce desire to meet his father, whom he has never seen. Dora’s life changes dramatically. She is guided by a curiously maternal compassion that sends her and Josué on the road in search of their own identities: one boy’s search for his father and one woman’s search for her heart. Portuguese language with English subtitles.
(35mm presentation)