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RFT Online film screening - Socrates

A film by Alexandre Moratto

Watch anytime till 31 Aug 2021

Reading Film Theatre (RFT) is teaming up with Peccadillo entertainment to bring you the virtual release of Socrates. 


From Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (City of God). Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São Paulo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother, Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father.

SOCRATES is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto. It is the first feature produced by the Querô Institute in Brazil where it was co-written, produced, and acted by at-risk teenagers with the support of UNICEF.


Jim Keogh, RFT director and film enthusiast, has previewed the film and says:

"My heart went out to poor Socrates – a young boy left to fend for himself in a society blithely indifferent to his plight. As Bob Dylan once said: now is the time for your tears." 


For just £9.49 you will be able to stream this new release from the comfort of home. The film will be available from 4 September and you will have 48 hours to view the film once purchased. 

The first 50 RFT customers can also receive a 10% discount when using code READING_SOCRATES10