A Screening of the Controversial Brazilian film “Aquarius,” starring Sonia Braga
A screening of the powerful 2016 film (directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho, with Sonia Braga) about the struggles of an independent woman. Will be followed by a brief discussion of the protests against repression the film has ignited in Brazil. With Lucrecia Zappi, Elissa Schappell, and D.W. Gibson. Moderated by Eric M. B. Becker, editor of Words without Borders and co-editor of Women Writing Brazil (Pen America).
Co-presented with Cinema Tropical and Words Without Borders
Mendonça Filho critiques life in contemporary Brazil, ranging from issues of social class, to the mistrust of government, to ageism, nepotism and corporate corruption, while looking fondly at the music, the places and the objects that we come to cherish in a very personal way. In Aquarius, this history encapsulated in a dwelling, that in and of itself, has been a silent witness to a woman’s entire life.