CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Elena

Elena, a film by Petra Costa

Brazil, 2012
Documentary, 80 min, Color
Portuguese, English with English subtitles

Two Screenings!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, 7:00pm
Sunday, March 25th, 2018, 11:00am

(tickets available through links above)

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

CLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.

Synopsis
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we no longer know one from the other. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.
Violet Crown Cinema

This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.