Film Screening of "Alucinados" (Riding High)

The UCLA Latin American Institute and the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles present "Alucinados," followed by a Q & A with Director Roberto Santucci.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Alucinados [Riding High] is a psychological thriller about a common crime now a days in Rio de Janeiro.  The film takes us into the most dramatic day of Julia's life, a housewife who becomes a victim of two youngsters from the slums of Rio.  When Julia is kidnapped in her armored car by Case and Sapeca, what seems to be at first sight, a social class crash between rich and poor, turns into a much more complex plot linking the past and present of the characters.

Winner of Best Film - Popular Jury at the LABRFF '08

Drama, 2007, 90 minutes. 

This film is part of the Brazilian Film Series at UCLA.  The next film in the series will be:

"Noel -- Poeta da Vila" (The Samba Poet) on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 7:30 PM.

  • Drama, 2006, 99 minutes in Portuguese, with English Subtitles
  • Directed by Ricardo Van Steen
  • Screening will take place in the James Bridges Theater (1409 Melnitz Hall)

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($8) available in lot 3.

For more information please contact:


Tel: 310-825-4571

Sponsor(s): , UCLA Latin American Institute, Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles.