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NEWFEST 2019 FESTIVAL PRESENTS: POSTCARDS FROM BRAZIL (SHORTS PROGRAM)
October 27, 11:00 am-1:00 pm$16
With the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, the world’s eyes suddenly turned to Brazil. But the country’s history with oppression of LGBTQ+, Afro-Brazilian, and low-income communities has been a complicated one for quite some time. POSTCARDS FROM BRAZIL provides an essential and intersectional platform for the strong voices of marginalized populations, and celebrates the queer and trans lovers, fighters, and everyday Brazilians working toward lives free from discrimination.
Total Running Time: 99 min
All films are subtitled in English.
Dir. Carolina Markowicz, Brazil, 2018
15:00 min, Portuguese
Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his ‘different’ way. Inspired by true events.
Selma After the Rain
Dir. Loli Menezes, Brazil, 2019
Selma is a trans woman who built her life far away from family. One day she gets a call to go to her elderly mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and needs treatment.
Infinite While It Lasts
Dir. Akira Kamiki, Brazil, 2019
After falling in love at a party, Danny and Seiji just want to be together. However, their differences might prove stronger than their feelings.
Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It’s Too Late)
Dir. Leandro Goddinho, Brazil, 2019,
Brazil, the first week of 2019. A new president takes office in a scenario of fanaticism, prejudice, and violence. Locked in a hotel room, two teenagers decide to change the course of their lives.
From the Other Side
Dir. Bob Yang & Frederico Evaristo, Brazil & Taiwan, 2018,
On the eve of an important ruling, a Taiwan Supreme Court Judge receives an unexpected letter from her son who has been living in Brazil.
Marielle and Monica
Dir. Fabio Erdos, Brazil & UK, 2018,
Marielle Franco, a Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist turned politician, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, is continuing her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community, and black Brazilians.