Chauncey -Theater 3 Thu, Oct 21 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:73 mins
Director:Theodore Collatos
Carolina Monnerat
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Brazil


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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Horizons program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"Queen of Lapa's short runtime is long enough to communicate a sense of a unique place done justice in its simultaneously gaudy and poignant essence." —Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Taking its time and drifting lightly from one scene to another, this beautifully composed film really gets under the skin of its subjects, who seem marvellously at ease with the camera."—Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

A proud transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz, now fifty-nine, shapes a new reality in her “hostel” by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love of sex workers, as Muniz’s guides them in a city full of hostility towards its LGBTQ+ community.

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