The 21st annual Lesbian Looks film series opens Wednesday February 12th at the Loft Cinema with Reaching for the Moon (Bruno Barreto, Brazil, 2013), winner of the Audience Award for Best Dramatic Feature at both Outfest and Frameline.
Based on the true love story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares. Frustrated poet Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Anchored by magnificent lead performances from Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires, Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.
“Beautiful and lush … Miranda Otto has the screen presence of Meryl Streep and the style and command of Katherine Hepburn.”
—Rachel Kolb, Just Press Play
“Passionate and vivid … an empowering portrait of two highly gifted women who defy social convention … features saucy, full-bodied performances by leads Gloria Pires and Miranda Otto.”
—Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter