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Run Time: 90 minutes
Alex is a young boy on the swimming team. His dad is gruff, seemingly always disappointed his son never gets first place. Noticing the father’s pressure has been affecting Alex’s behavior, Coach Rubens tries to offer emotional support. Extremely outgoing, he’s widely popular with the kids. The personal attention becomes questionable when Alex’s mother says her son confessed that Rubens was inappropriate with him in the locker room. Alex’s father is hesitant to pursue the matter at first, concerned about his own image. The school principal is slow to react, too—worried the whole thing could be a misunderstanding. But when Alex’s mom posts about the incident on social media, there’s no going back. The community quickly turns against the coach, vandalizing his car and even inflicting violence on him. Sexual abuse is a sensitive and serious matter. No one would want to disbelieve a child. But what if the story isn’t true? Is everyone in town rushing to judgment? No matter the answer, their lives will be changed forever. It’s guilty until proven innocent in the extremely powerful dark thriller LIQUID TRUTH. (In Portuguese with subtitles) —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 7:15 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:10 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 3:45 PM
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Carolina Jabor was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her diverse film work includes commercials, television series, documentaries, and feature films. LIQUID TRUTH won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
O Mistério do Samba (2008), Good Luck (2014), LIQUID TRUTH (2017)
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Daniel de Oliveira, Marco Ricca