1 Hr. 26 Min.

Screening format: DCP
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After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates must learn to survive on the streets of São Paulo. Grappling with his sexuality, this 15-year-old must learn to face the world alone. Nominated for three Film Independent Spirit Awards (including Best Male Lead for Christian Malheiros’ powerful breakout performance), and winner of the Someone to Watch Award, Socrates is one of the most stunning portraits of Brazilian teens since City of God.


"A work whose accomplishments signal a director of great promise."
"Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity."
- Hollywood Reporter
"[T]he blistering sincerity in Socrates is not fabricated but channeled from its authentic source. Sugarcoating was not allowed."
- Los Angeles Times

Community Partners: Diverse & Resilient, Cosecha Creative Space, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center


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