Cine Las Americas: FLORES RARAS (REACHING FOR THE MOON)

Director Bruno Barreto
Year 2013
Starring Miranda Otto, Glória Pires, Tracy Middendorf
Run Time 118min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Members who wish to purchase tickets in advance must buy a $10 general admission ticket online, and will be refunded $2 at the box office when they pick up their tickets.

This sumptuous English-language ‘50s period piece recounts the mid-life years of  Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Miranda Otto of THE LORD OF THE RINGS) when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero — where she would also fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares (butched up to the hilt by beautifully handsome Brazilian TV star Gloria Pires).

Initial hostilities between the pair make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. From renowned Brazilian director Bruno Barreto (Doña Flor and Her Two Husbands), Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.

"An exotic love story becomes an empowering portrait of two highly gifted women who defy social convention." - Film Journal International

*In English and Portuguese with English subtitles.

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