The Varsity’s Thursday night series continues on Aug. 30 with the Brazilian coming-of-age film “The Way He Looks.”
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro’s coming-of-age tale is a fun and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this newfound companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.
This sweet story of friendship and young love was a surprise hit in Brazil and was selected for the Oscar short list for Best Foreign Language Film. “Told with such tenderness, such intelligence and such aching honesty… it’s hard to forget,” wrote Michael O’Sullivan of The Washington Post.
The Varsity will show “The Way He Looks” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $7 for the general admission, $5 for students, and are available in advance at www.thevarsitycenter.org.
Tickets also will be available at the venue on the night of the show when doors and the bar open at 6:30 p.m. The Varsity Bar features beer, wine, select cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and popcorn.
“The Way He Looks” is not rated.
The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. Keep up with upcoming events at www.facebook.com/varsitycenter.