Director: Alexandre Moratto Run Time: 71 min.

After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

“[T]he blistering sincerity in “Socrates” is not fabricated but channeled from its authentic source. Sugarcoating was not allowed.” Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

Socrates was produced by Ramin Bahrani

and is part of


a/perture cinema launches a new signature series in 2021 – LUMINARIES – to celebrate filmmakers and industry professionals who break down walls, challenge stereotypes and lead with originality. These luminaries are legends in the making. Featuring film screenings, q&a’s and panels spread throughout the year which showcase significant works of each honoree. Each luminaries year will be capped off with a visit and community conversation with the honoree.


Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani was born in Winston-Salem. His films have won awards and acclaim all over the world, from Venice to Cannes. Bahrani is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Someone to Watch Independent Spirit Award in 2008. His films have won numerous awards: Goodbye Solo won the Critics’ Prize for best film at the Venice Film Festival (2009), and 99 Homes won Michael Shannon SAG and Golden Globe nominations in 2015.

For more information on Luminaries and upcoming schedule click here