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Divine Divas (Divinas Divas)

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4:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

A fabulous tribute to the pioneering drag queens and trans performers of Brazil, Divine Divas offers up both a rollicking good time and a touching love letter to the daring women who shook up the conservative Brazilian society in the 1960s.

Eight of the original performers have gathered in present-day Brazil to stage a reunion show in their original home, the Rival Theatre. Director Leandra Leal, who grew up with these women, asks the ensemble to reflect on their time together. What follows are firsthand accounts of
their triumphs and tragedies, as the entertainers reflect on a society that was both fascinated by, and opposed to, their existence.

With incredible archival footage and spirited openhearted interviews, Divine Divas shows us a lesser known side of Brazilian history, complete with sassy, poignant and irresistible footage from their affecting reunion show