University Tour

This spring, director Petra Costa will bring her film ELENA to universities across the United States for a series of intimate screenings followed by panel discussions. On each campus, we have invited distinguished professors to reflect on cinema, aesthetics, the topical issues raised by the film and how they all connect with their particular fields of study—including mental health, women’s issues, gender studies, Brazilian history and more.

Screening Calendar

  Apr  
24
Thu
with Jack Draper (Associate Professor of Portuguese)

Past Screenings

with Randal Johnson (professor) and Janet Bergstrom (professor)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | April 4th
with professor Richard Peña
BARNARD COLLEGE | April 8th
with Marie Regan (filmmaker) and Mary Gordon (writer)
HARVARD UNIVERSITY | April 15th
with Nicolau Sevcenko (professor) and Robb Moss (documentary filmmaker)
BROWN UNIVERSITY | April 16th
with James Green (professor)
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY | April 17th
with Bruno Carvalho (professor)
YALE UNIVERSITY | April 19th
with Thiago Felix (professor), Paulo Moreira (professor) and Moira Fradinger (professor)
STANFORD UNIVERSITY | April 20th
with Bill Guttentag (professor), Jorge Ruffinelli (professor), Jan Kawitz (professor)
UC BERKELEY | April 22nd
with Joshua Craze (journalist)

The Film

Intimate in style, ELENA delves into the abyss of one family’s drama, revealing at once the inspiration that can be born from tragedy. The film gives rise to topics such as the pressures faced by women regarding body, identity and place in society from an eminently feminine experience and stance-- therefore it dialogues in a privileged way with this universe.

Elena

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