Latin American Institute Film Screenings



Screening followed by Q&A with director LEANDRA LEAL, producers CAROL BENJAMIN and RITA TOLEDO, and music composer PLINIO PROFETA

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater

About the film: "The Divine Divas are the icons of the first generation of Brazilian transvestite artists in the 1960's. One of the first stages to host men dressed as women was the Rival Theatre, ran by Américo Leal, the director's grandfather. The film shows the intimacy, the talent and the stories of a generation that revolutionized the sexual behavior and defied the moral of a time." - Film director Leandra Leal

Q&A with film director Leandra Leal, producers Carol Benjamin and Rita Toledo, and music composer Plínio Profeta following the film screening.

109 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles

RSVP is appreciated. To RSVP please click here.

Cost: Free & open to the public

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Pay-by-space ($3 - an hour or $12 - all day). Campus map, directions, transportation options to UCLA at UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Vanessa Pinheiro

Download File: Divinas-Divas_Flyer_3-0k-0fp.pdf

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