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A Brazilian treat: Tattoo

Wed 23 Apr 2014 In: Movies View at NDHA

As we get ready for the feast of glbti films at Out Takes, The Reel Brazil Film Festival has something to whet your appetite in Tattoo, coming to Auckland, Wellington and Nelson. Check out the trailer here. Winning all the major prizes at the recent Rio Festival, the story takes place at the tail-end of Military dictatorship, where a group of artists who begin to challenge power and moral conventions surface. The Star-Spangled Floor are an anarchist theatre group with subversive and avant-garde cabaret shows practicing political resistance through anarchy and mockery. The group refer to themselves as the “Moulin Rouge of the outskirts, the Broadway of the poor, the Studio 54 of the slums”. “Loose and ebullient, Tattoo sees worlds collide as the omnisexual leader of the troupe falls in love with an 18-year-old soldier serving Brazil’s military dictatorship. With a gender-blurred atmosphere of glitter, nudity and impudence right out of The Cockettes, the features primary club setting establishes a tenor both transgressive and innocent.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety Auckland: Sun 27 April 8.00pm Thu 1 May 6.15pm Sun 4 May 6.00pm Wellington: Sun 11 May 8.15pm Sun 18 May 6.00pm Nelson: Sat 24 May 9.00pm Find out more here staff - 23rd April 2014    

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First published: Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 - 10:12am

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