Violeta Went to Heaven

3:00pm Sat, Apr 6, 2013

Venue: Bright Family Screening Room

559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

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As Calderon's Neva is presented on stage in The Jackie, we present this critically-acclaimed new film, which features his screenplay. Featured in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, biopic Violeta Went to Heaven celebrates the life of Chilean folksinger and visual artist Violeta Parra, and won the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic as well as numerous other award nominations. Detailing Parra's life from her impoverished childhood to flourishing music career, through tumultuous relationships and calamitous incidents, Director Andrés Wood captures the spark and grit behind this national hero. Parra helps keep the folk tradition alive while simultaneously embracing the music of the next generation. In this passionate and tragic story, Parra's success brings her to concerts abroad, and she becomes the first Latin American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Lourve.

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