Washington D.C. Premiere
ANTÔNIA (Brazil, 2006, 90 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere In Vila Brasilandia, on the outskirts of São Paulo, four talented young women—friends since childhood—struggle to fulfill their dream of living off of their music. After much opposition, their group, “Antônia,” seems on the verge of success, when their hopes are dashed again by the daily grind of poverty, violence, racism and chauvinism. With lively rap, hip-hop and rhythm and blues music, charisma to burn and an easy rapport between the four actresses, this story about struggle and resilience blends believably into the real environment of the favelas (shanty towns) and the accompanying dreams of a better life. (- Museum of Modern Art Calendar). In Portuguese with English subtitles. Directed by Tata Amaral. With Negra Li, Cindy, Leilah Moreno, Quelynah. Winner, Best Feature Film, 2006 Sáo Paulo International Film Festival. Best Score, 2006 Havana Film Festival.
Introduced by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Envrionmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
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