Dry Ground Burning

Regular $15/ $11 Matinee
Member $11/ $6 Matinee

Genre

---

Release Year

---

Director

Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós

Producer

Luana Otto

Cast

Débora Alencar, Léa Alves da Silva

Country

Brazil

Runtime

153 min

Accessibility

Limited Mobility Access

Now Playing!

Just released from prison, Léa (Léa Alves Silva) returns home to the Brasilia favela of Sol Nascente and joins up with her half-sister Chitara (Joana Darc Furtado), the fearless leader of an all-female gang that steals and refines oil from underground pipes and sells gasoline to a clandestine network of motorcyclists. Living in constant opposition to Jair Bolsonaro’s fiercely authoritarian and militarized government, Chitara’s women claim the streets for themselves as a declaration of radical political resistance on behalf of ex-cons and the oppressed. An electrifying portrait of Brazil’s dystopian contemporary moment that blends documentary with narrative fiction and genre elements, DRY GROUND BURNING offers a unique vision of the country’s possible future.

Featured Films in this Series:

now playing

Sisi & I

July 19 - August 1

After an elaborate application process, Empress Elisabeth hires Countess Irma as her new lady-in-waiting and takes her to her summer residence on Corfu. As the two women become closer there, this soon leads to tensions back in Vienna.

now playing

Longlegs

July 19 - August 1

In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree.

coming soon

Raiders of the Lost Ark

July 27 & 30

Dr. Indiana Jones, a renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the ark of the covenant, which is believed to still hold the Ten Commandments.

coming soon

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

July 20 & 23

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

July 13 & 16

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

NOt a montclair film member?

Join over 1,500 happy members who get early access to events and screenings throughout the year.