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Sept 5th, ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm.

Set to the musical and cultural touchstones of the era—Bowie, the Cure, Kerouac’s On the Road—Califórnia tells a nostalgic coming-of-age story of family and love.

WINNER: Best Brazilian Film, Sao Paolo International Film Festival, 2015.

WINNER: Best Supporting Actor, Rio de                                                  Janeiro International Film Festival, 2015.

 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tribeca Film Festival, 2016.


The year is 1984, and Brazil is on the cusp of massive political change. Estela is a high school teenager preparing to travel to California to visit her uncle, who is a music journalist and pop-culture connoisseur.

Her big dream of visiting him in the Golden State is complicated when he suddenly returns home with an unfamiliar disease.

Director: Marina Person 
Country: Brazil
Year: 2016 
Duration: 87 mins
Classification: MA15+ 
Portuguese with English subtitles