Saturday, May 10th at 7:30 pm
BloomBars presents, the most watched Brazilian documentary of 2013…
Elena (2012, 80 min), by Petra Costa – tells the true story of two sisters: Elena, an aspiring, young Brazilian who travels to New York to become an actress, and Petra, the younger sister who, years later, travels to the same city in search of her lost sibling. (Portuguese with English subtitles).
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, moves to New York with the same dream as her mother had, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. ELENA is a film about the persistence of those memories, the irreversibility of that loss, and the impact the absence of her sister had on the seven year-old girl. ELENA was the most watched documentary in Brazil in 2013.
Our screening will be followed by Q&A discussion with director Petra Costa and Prof. Renato Alvim of American University.
Bloombars, in association with the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup, is proud to present monthly films which highlight the best of Lusophone culture.
$10. Proceeds support both the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests.