September 5 // California 

6:30 pm.
ACMI cinemas 


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.

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.

Fresh, natural, melancholy and true
The Hollywood Reporter

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

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tribeca Film Festival, 2016