Brazil

Terry Gilliam's grim, near-great Orwellian satire from 1985 stars Jonathan Pryce as the meek clerk who becomes an unlikely and reluctant resistance fighter in a fascist future. A big, messy, angry, and wildly inventive picture, Brazil didn't win a popular following during the fat Reagan-Thatcher years. It argues that revolution is often accidental, and repression constant. And happiness may lie only in the memory of an old show tune. With Kim Greist as the girl of Pryce's dreams and Robert De Niro as his more dashing comrade in arms. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Dec. 4-9, 7 & 10 p.m., 2009

 
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