Gabriel and the Mountain

July 9-12 ONLY!

After Gabriel Buchmann, a Brazilian student, died during a yearlong backpacking trip in East Africa, his friend Fellipe Barbosa (Casa Grande) retraced his journey, finding and connecting with people the young man encountered along the way. Forgoing straightforward documentary, Barbosa presents a lovely work of fact-based imagination. Gabriel's African acquaintances play themselves, painting a complex, ever-shifting portrait of Gabriel, who is both open-hearted and often naïve, loving yet sometimes selfish, curious but tainted by Western arrogance.

"More than a simple tribute or a fond remembrance, it is a remarkable and full-throated elegy, a work art that is full of life." (A.O. Scott, New York Times)

An official selection at True/False Film Fest 2018.