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Travessias Brazilian Film Festival Focuses On Issues Of Race, Gender and Sexuality

The Brazilian film "Bixa Travesty" screens at Travessias Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum on Saturday, May 25th.

The Brazilian film “Bixa Travesty” screens at Travessias Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum on Saturday, May 25th.

Yes, the 45th Seattle International Film Festival is currently going on with tons of LGBTQ films being screened but there are OTHER queer film options in the Seattle area as well going on including the upcoming Travessias Brazilian Film Festival which is a two-day festival of transgressive filmmaking from Brazilian women filmmakers that will screen at Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill this Friday and Saturday, May 24th and 25th. 

This mini festival will showcase one shorts program and 3 feature films that places issues of “race, gender and sexuality in Brazil” through an unflinching lens…which means that these films can be “raw and challenging” so they’re recommended for ages 18 and up.

Obviously these films would have been made prior to the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil in elections last October. The far right politician has been called “The Trump of the Tropics” and has made headlines for his homophobic views. But, Brazil has long been a country that, much like the United States, has struggled with dueling personas as both a liberal bastion but also plagued by right wing, oppressive extremism.

Travessias Brazilian Film Festival is being co-presented with UW’s Center for Brazilian Studies and curated by visiting scholar of Brazilian cinema Emanuella Leite Rodrigues de Moraes and under the supervision of the Professor and Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies Jonathan Warren. Seattle’s LGBTQ Latinx group,  Somos Seattle, and BrasilFest are also co-presenters for this unique festival.

Get your pass here!

 

The schedule for the festival:

 

The Travessias Film Festival runs Friday and Saturday, May 25 & 25, 2019 at Northwest Film Forum.

The Travessias Film Festival runs Friday and Saturday, May 25 & 25, 2019 at Northwest Film Forum.

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Opening Night Reception – with croquettes and cheese bread from Kitanda

 
 
7:00 PM – 7:44 PM
Travessias Brazilian Film Festival – Short Film Program

various directors
Brazil
2017–2018
44m


 
 
8:00 PM – 9:16 PM
Travessias Brazilian Film Festival – The City of the Future (A Cidade do Futuro)

Marília Hughes & Cláudio Marques
Bahia, Brazil
2018
1h 16m

A polyamorous family in Bahia, Brazil prepares for the arrival of their baby, while the surrounding community grapples with the damaging aftermath of the construction of a nearby dam.
The film "City of the Future" screens at Northwest Film Forum on May 24, 2019

The film “City of the Future” screens at Northwest Film Forum on May 24, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

4:00 PM – 4:44 PM
Travessias Brazilian Film Festival – Short Film Program

various directors
Brazil
2017–2018
44m
 
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Travessias Brazilian Film Festival – Tr*nny F*g (Bixa Travesty)

Claudia Priscilla & Kiko Goyfman
São Paulo, Brazil
2018
1h 15m

Linn da Quebrada, a black transsexual singer, uses her body and unusual stage presence to deconstruct gender, race, and class stereotypes in this intimate documentary that captures her public and private persona.

 

 
7:30 PM – 8:52 PM
Travessias Brazilian Film Festival – Don’t Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma)

Anna Muylaert
São Paulo, Brazil
2018
1h 22m

Pierre is a free-flowing teen whose life is disrupted when his biological ties to his family come into question. As he settles into a new rhythm with relatives who call him Felipe, he is soon forced to defend and embrace his true identity.

 

 

 

Read the festival program at bit.ly/travessias2019!

 

 

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