Divine Divas

Mar 12, 2017

11:00am – 12:49pm CT

Eight iconic characters from the first generation of transvestite artists in Brazil challenged the moral of a country at the height of a rigid military dictatorship, in the 1960s, when they used to perform a show called Divinas Divas. One of the first stages to feature men dressed as women was the Rival theatre, run by Americo Leal, the director's grandfather. Through archival footage and recent interviews, the documentary observes their 50-year careers on stage in different dimensions, leading us to understand these lives as a work of art, but also as a political act, struggling for human rights and individual freedoms in Brazil of yesterday and today.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Leandra Leal

Executive Producer:

Carol Benjamin

Producer:

Carol Benjamin, Leandra Leal, Natara Ney, Rita Toledo

Screenwriter:

Carol Benjamin, Leandra Leal, Lucas Paraizo, Natara Ney

Cinematographer:

David Pacheco

Editor:

Natara Ney

Sound Designer:

Vinicius Leal

Music:

Plinio Profeta

Principal Cast:

Rogéria, Jane di Castro, Divina Valéria, Eloina dos Leopardos, Camille k, Brigite de Buzios, Fujika de Holliday, Marquesa

Additional Credits:

Associate Producers: Bianca Villar, Fernando Fraiha, Karen Castanho

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Carol Benjamin
Daza Filmes
carol@dazafilmes.com.br
+55 21 987712060

Publicity Contact:

Matt Johnstone / Matt Johnstone Publicity
matt.mjpublicity@gmail.com
+1 323 938 7880

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Global

Year:

2016

Premiere Status:

North American Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Global

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese with English Subtitles

Runtime:

109 mins