December 6, 2023, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles,
Grasshopper Film, and Equipe Aruac Filmes, invite you and a guest to attend


A Special Theatrical Screening of


Brazil's Official Oscar© Submission
for Best International Film

Written & Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Produced by Emilie Lesclaux

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



Official Selection: 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Preceded by the Short Film, Mãri hi - The Tree of Dream

About Pictures of Ghosts

Acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho turns his camera inward, crafting an infectious personal essay exploring the spaces and cinemas that have long lingered in his memory. Now living in his mother’s beloved apartment in Recife, Mendonça Filho is constantly reminded of the home as it once was, the birthplace of the gonzo films of his teenage years and the set of his breakout debut, NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS. But nothing stays the same forever, and 50 years on the apartment and Recife itself are full of specters of the past, including the mostly shuttered movie palaces of his youth. Weaving together home movies, contemporary footage and scenes from his films, Kleber Mendonça Filho composes a nostalgic love letter to his hometown of Recife and the lasting legacy of cinema.

Provided courtesy of Grasshopper Film, Gratitude Films, and Urban Sales. Running time: 93 minutes. In Portuguese, with English subtitles.

About Mãri hi - The Tree of Dream

When the flowers of the Mãri tree blossom, dreams arise. The words of a great shaman guide an oniric experience through the synergy between cinema and the Yanomami dream, presenting poetics and teachings of the forest people.

Mãri hi – The Tree of Dream is the latest film by Morzaniel Iramari that features the great Yanomami leader and shaman Davi Kopenawa. The international premiere happened at the Sheffield Doc Fest (UK) and, in Brazil, the film had its premiere at É TUDO VERDADE / IT'S ALL TRUE, where it received the award for Best Documentary Short Film in the Brazilian Competition.

Running time: 17 minutes.

Directed by Morzaniel Iramari with Davi Kopenawa Yanomami
Cinematography by Morzaniel Iramari
Produced by Eryk Rocha and Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. A reservation confirmation will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


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Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago