Bus 174

José Padilla’s extraordinary documentary is about the hijacking, which was captured live by TV news crews in 2000, of a Rio de Janeiro commuter bus by a despondent, slum-dwelling young man. Hostages are interviewed after the fact, as well as law enforcers and street people and family members who knew the hijacker. A searing portrait of social misery. (2 hrs. 2 mins.; NR) • — BILGE EBIRI

Opens September October 8
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