The 4th Valencia Brazilian Film Festival starts today and runs through April 8 at multiple Valencia Community College campuses.
The festival is free and open to the public. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles. Visiting filmmakers Malu de Martino and Elisa Tolomelli will moderate. Richard Sansone, a professor of Portuguese at Valencia, organized the festival as a way to highlight the wide scope of Brazilian cinema, provide his students with chances to hear spoken Portuguese and offer the community at large an engaging cultural experience.
All screenings begin at 7 p.m., with receptions planned for each at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 31: "Now Boarding" ("Embarque Imediato"), a romantic comedy, West Campus, 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Building 3, Room 111.
Monday, April 4: "Chico Xavier," the story of a famous medium whose spiritual legacy lives on, Osceola Campus, 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, Building 2 Auditorium.
Tuesday, April 5: "Time of Fear" ("Salve Geral"), based on a 2006 prison revolt that paralyzed Sao Paolo, West Campus, same venue.
Thursday, April 7: "The Invisible Woman" ("A Mulher Invisivel"), a "luscious romantic comedy" starring Selton Mello, East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, Building 3, Room 124.
Friday, April 8: "So Hard to Forget" ("Como Esquecer"), a tale of "love, loss and redemption," West Campus, same venue.