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DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT: Obscuro Barroco

  • Argenta Community Theater 405 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT SCREENING
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Obscuro Barroco, Director Evangelia Kranioti
2018 | France, Greece |  60 mins

In Portuguese with English subtitles
Documentary

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WINNER: Teddy Jury Award (Berlinale)

 

Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic hommage to a land of extremes; the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores different quests for the self through transvestism, carnaval and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.