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

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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.

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