The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Central Station

Directed by: Walter Salles

1998 | Brazil/France | 113 minutes | Rated R


Friday, February 22, 2013, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7pm - 9pm

Set in the Brazilian countryside, Central Station is the story of a young boy who, with the help of a retired school teacher, searches for the father he never knew.

“In Walter Salles’ Central Station, a cynical, joyless woman crosses paths with a lonely young boy. Beautifully observed and featuring a bravura performance by the Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro, it gracefully watches these oddly paired characters develop a fractious bond that winds up profoundly changing both of them. Mr. Salles’s background as a documentary filmmaker also gives this lovely, stirring film a strong sense of Brazil’s impoverished rural landscape once its principals take to the road. By the time the travelers are caught up in a religious pilgrimage, the film has taken on a Felliniesque sense of spiritual discovery. Mr. Salles directs simply and watchfully, with an eye that seems to penetrate all the characters.” - Janet Maslin, New York Times.