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January 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:25 PM

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!


January 8, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:25 PM
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