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One of the most universally acclaimed films of it's time upon release, Before Night Falls appeared on over 75 Ten Best lists and features Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem in a mesmerizing and inspired performance! (Rex Reed, New York Observer). Julian Schnabel (Basquiat) directed this incredible journey through the life and work of the late Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas. Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he did not commit, Reinaldo endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work. Featuring a dual performance by Johnny Depp, Before Night Falls is a tribute to the liberating power of art... and one man's undying passion for life.