Old Mans Car

Friday May 13th – 6:00pm 1515 Broadway

Anísio Campos is a Brazilian car designer. He is the author of more than fifteen automobiles made between 1960 and 1990. These cars, known in Brazil as ‘special cars,’ were almost handcrafted. Anisio’s hands made marvels on wheels. At first, one may say that eighty-year-old Anisio Campos has nothing else to accomplish, except getting his apartment organized. All of his files, that he stores since the beginning of his career, are making him mad. Anisio’s daughter, Old Man’s Cars’s director Raquel Valadares, signs up for the task of going through all Anisio’s memorabilia. And by doing so, Raquel learns quite a few stories about her dad and his cars. Stories that deserve to be told. By evoking the fragile memories of her father, Raquel tries to understand both a past, when dreaming of a Brazilian car industry was possible, and a present, when such dream is history. Furthermore, by taking Anisio by her hand on multiple road trips, Raquel enables an artist to be once again reunited with his work, on a long lasting and touching experience that will make us reconsider our own dreams.