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Cinema Tropical Screening The Middle of the World
(originally released on 7/27/2005)

Cinema Tropical Continues at Miami Art Central
"The Middle of the World"
Directed by Vicente Amorim, Brazil, 2003

Saturday, August 6, 7:30 pm at Miami Art Central

He believed himself destined to find a decent job to support his Family. He pedaled 2,000 miles alongside his wife and five children to chase his dream.

"The Middle of the World" is a road movie on bicycles. It is freely adapted from the true story of an unemployed truck driver who, with his wife and five children, pedals from Paraíba, in the poverty-stricken Northeast of Brazil, all the way to Rio de Janeiro looking for a job. Romão (the father) feels destined to earn 1000 reais (about 400 US$) a month – a vast sum for Brazilian standards. On four bikes, the family goes through five states, knows solidarity and indifference, aggressiveness and cordiality. A 2000-mile odyssey through the hinterlands of Brazil all the way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s best-known postcard. The Middle of the World shows the quest for the dream of a decent life – a story of dreams and hope.

SummerFest Program Admission

Adults: $5
Seniors and Students with a valid I.D.: $3
Limited seating available so please try to arrive early.
Free Parking

Miami Art Central
5960 SW 57 Avenue
South Miami, FL 33143

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