Latin American Institute Film Screenings

Laura Film Screening

Laura Film Screening

A documentary by Brazilian director Fellipe Barbosa

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater

Meet Laura, a South American socialite and hoarder who lives in a closet-like apartment in New York crammed to the ceiling with bags of clothes and seemingly worthless ephemera. Laura vehemently guards her space, concealing her poverty to protect her persona as a diva. She fascinates Barbosa, and he and his cameraman begin to follow her, the uninvited guest, as she sneaks her way through the back entrances of exclusive parties and star-studded events. As Barbosa’s intrigue grows, Laura begins to exploit him and his crew, playing a cat and mouse game between subject and filmmaker as he follows her antics of mixing with New York’s elite by night while cheating poverty by day.

78 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles


Cost: Free and open to the public

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $12) by stopping at the Information & Parking kiosks (cash only) or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Charles E Young Drive N. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

Download File: 05-07-14-Laura-id-kpr.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Brazilian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Center for Brazilian Studies