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Elena Film Screening

UCLA Latin American Institute

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Elena Film Screening

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Elena moves to New York with the same dream her mother had: to become a movie actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during Brazil’s military dictatorship and her teenage years amid theater plays and homemade videos. She also leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister.

Two decades later, Petra who is now an actress goes to New York in search of Elena. All she has are a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, diaries and letters. At any moment, Petra expects to find Elena walking in the streets. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we don’t know one from the other.

Q&A with Director Petra Costa following the film screening

82 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles

Brazilian Film Series

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James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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UCLA Latin American Institute

The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America. The LAI supports research by funding grants and foreign-language instruction, and disseminates recent scholarship through conferences, workshops, public programs, teacher training, and publications.

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