This is a virtual only program streamed via City of Asylum @ home.
This sumptuous English-language ‘50s piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (play by Mirando Otto, Lord of the Rings), when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero. In Brazil Bishop would also fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities between the pair make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.
Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.
(Run time: 118 minutes)
Director: Bruno Barretto
Audience Award, Best Foreign Film: Memphis Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Best Feature Narrative: 2014 Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival Ontario
Audience Award for Best Feature: Frameline
Audience Award for Best Feature: Outfest
Audience Award for Best Feature Film: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
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