Jan 6 – Jan 8 ♦ Scroll down for times and locations
Individual Tickets: $5 ♦ Semester Passes $30
The legendary Brazilian actress Sonia Braga stars as Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic. Clara came of age in the ’60s and still dances alone to her collection of vinyl records. She lives in a seaside village and is the sole remaining resident of the Aquarius. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a grasping property developer who wants to put up a skyscraper. But Clara’s apartment has a beautiful view of the ocean and it is where she raised her children. Clara vows to stay.
Aquarius is the second feature film by Kleber Mendonça Filho; some of you saw his first film, Neighboring Sounds, when we screened it in 2012. Sonia Braga was the star of several South American art-house hits in the 70s and 80s, most notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and The Kiss of the Spider Woman. Brazil / 2 hrs, 22 min
“Sonia Braga is a living embodiment of the glories of Brazilian cinema and Aquarius is a marvelous and surprising act of portraiture; it is a captivating film, an experience well worth seeking out. Aquarius has become a rallying point for the embattled Brazilian left, but even viewers with scant knowledge of the situation in that country will be aware of the film’s timeliness, which is less a matter of ideology than of sensibility. Clara represents values that look, in the current climate, decidedly old-fashioned. She is a warrior for aesthetic distinction, for critical thought, for sexual and creative liberty — for things that cannot be bought, sold or indexed. And she is not someone you want to go up against in a fight.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times
Sun, Jan 8
International Children’s Film Festival
Program 1 Ages 3-7 – 2:15 & 4:45 @ the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Program 2 Ages 8-80 – 3:30 & 6pm @ the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Aquarius 7pm @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!