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Vitalina Varela

Opens on April 9

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Pedro Costa Run Time: 124 min. Language: In Cape Verdean Creole with English Subtitles

Starring: Vitalina Varela

Co-Presented with Mothlight Microcinema

Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 PM as we simultaneously watch VITALINA VARELA on our own and then participate in a live stream Q&A with Julia Yezbick, filmmaker and Mothlight Microcinema Co-Founder, at 10:00 PM. Zoom link will be emailed to those who RSVP an hour before the conversation.

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A film of deeply concentrated beauty, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. Vitalina plays a Cape Verdean woman who has travelled to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, only to arrive mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life. Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as an official selection of the Sundance, New York, and Toronto Film Festivals, Vitalina Varela is a film of shadow and whisper, a profoundly moving and visually ravishing masterpiece.