Winter Getaway: Divine Divas

February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

9:00 pm To 10:50 pm

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada


Event Description

Take a seat at Rio’s iconic Rial Theatre where the famed cabaret troupe Divinas Divas-Brazil’s first generation of drag and trans performers in the 1960s- fearlessly shook up the rigid morals of a country at the height of military rule. As the divas prepare to remount their legendary act 50 years later, they open-up to filmmaker Leandra Leal, who grew up with the women, about their time together and their triumphant pursuits for individual freedoms. With stunning cinematography, decades of archival footage and an irresistible soundtrack, this Hot Docs 2017 hit will transport you to a defining moment in Brazilian history.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Visited 114 times, 1 Visit today

Reviews are disabled, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.

Related Events

TIFF Bell Lightbox, King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

November 25, 2015

7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Matt Sobel’s assured directorial debut is the story of Ryder, an artsy, confident California teen who is heading to Nebraska for a family reunion. Read more…

TIFF Bell Lightbox, King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

February 17, 2018

2:30 pm To 4:08 pm

Peyton Reed’s 2000 cheer classic Bring It On doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. Read more…

Carlton Cinema, Carlton Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

July 9, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The Devil Thumbs a Ride: Lawrence Tierney, Ted North, Nan Leslie, Andrew Tombes A driver picks up a hitchhiker unaware that he’s just committed a double murder… Read more…