Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sonia Braga & 'Aquarius': Standing Ovation at the Clay Theater

An outstanding new film from Brazil, "Aquarius," is generating controversy because the country's Oscar nominating committee refused to submit it for the best foreign language Academy award, objecting to its leftist politics.

It opened on Friday at the Clay Theater and leading actress Sonia Braga, screen goddess and political activist, who deserves an Oscar nomination for her brave and terrific performance, roused the packed house to its feet.

Braga sat for a short interview after we saw the film, took a few questions from the audience and strongly condemned the coup that removed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

This was cinema in its most living, breathing and thriving beauty. An engaging and satisfying movie, a star present to talk about it, a diverse and appreciative collection of fabulous folks watching it on the big screen. Who could ask for anything more?

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