Discussion with Galo Canizares

Brazil (1985)

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Presented by: Galo Canizares
Part of the Fall 2020 Cinema and Architectural Imagination series.

Join the Zoom discussion on September 30, 2020 at 6 PM

About the film:
Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Text from Letterboxd and the Criterion Collection)

About the presenter(s):
Galo Canizares is a designer, writer, and educator. His work blends absurdity, genre fiction, world-making, simulation, and parafiction to address issues in technology and the built environment. He is the recipient of the 2016-17 Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship, and in 2018 was awarded the Christos Yessios Visiting Professorship at The Ohio State University. His writings have been published in various journals and he is the author of Digital Fabrications: Designer Stories for a Software-Based Planet, a collection of essays on software and design published by Applied Research & Design.

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Above image: Film poster, "Brazil," directed by Terry Gilliam (1985)


Discussion with Galo Canizares