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Mar 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Directed by Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar (Juliano Cazarre), a handsome cowboy who works the events. While he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, Iremar’s real dream is to design exotic outfits for dancers – Toronto International Film Festival.

Awards include:

-Venice Film Festival 2015 – Venice Horizons Award – Special Jury Prize
-Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 – FIPRESCI Prize
-Toronto International Film Festival 2015 – Platform Prize – Honorable Mention
-São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards 2017 – APCA Trophy Best Director, Best Cinematography
-Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2015 – Première Brazil Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress,
Best Cinematography
-Premio Fénix 2016 – Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Editing
-Marrakech International Film Festival 2015 – Best Director
-Lima Latin American Film Festival 2016 – Best Cinematography
-Havana Film Festival 2015 – Special Jury Prize Best Film
-Hamburg Film Festival 2015 – Critics Award
-Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira 2015- Cineclubes Award Best Film and Critics Award Best Film
-Cartagena Film Festival 2016- Golden India Catalina – Best Film
-Adelaide Film Festival 2015 – Foxtel Movies International Award Best Feature

1h 41min | In Portuguese with English subtitles

RSVP is appreciated. To RSVP click here.

Cost: Free & open to the public

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $12) by stopping at the Information & Parking kiosks (cash only) or by using a “Pay by Space” pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Vanessa Pinheiro

Sponsor(s): Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Digital Channel International, UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies


Mar 1, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm