Belmont World Film continues their spring series of films tonight at the StudioCinema in Belmont. The BWF series, which started in 2002, promotes cross-cultural understanding through film screenings accompanied by discussions led by expert speakers, cultural performances, and ethnic cuisine, and is known for showcaseing a variety of film styles and genres during their annual series, and this year is no exception.
Tonight, the series will screen Where I Grow Old, from director Marilia Rocha an East Coast premiere – here’s the info from the BWF Website:
Two female friends from Portugal try to put down roots in Belo Horizonte, the heavy metal capital of Brazil, but long for the familiarity of their native Lisbon even while the music of Caetano Veloso tries to seduce them to stay.
The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles and will screen at 7:30 PM; you can purchase tickets here. The film is co=presented by the Consulate General of Brazil in Boston. As a special treat, all attendees will receive a complimentary pasteis de nata, the famous custard-filled Portuguese pastry, courtesy of the Boston Portuguese Festival, Camoes Institute and Consulate General of Portugal in Boston.
The speaker at this week’s screening will be António Igrejas, Mellon Foundation Lecturer in Portuguese at Wellesley College whose research interests include contemporary Lusophone African, Brazilian and Portuguese literature and film.
In addition to tonight’s show, BWF will host additional screenings this year on 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/16, all at Belmont’s StudioCinema at 376 Trapelo Road.
Here’s to another great year for Belmont World Film, and don’t forget, we will be covering it as part of Subject:CINEMA‘s huge “Boston Springs A Fethival” two -show weekend May 20-21 as well – don’t you dare miss it!