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Paloma

  Marcelo Gomes

  Brazil, Portugal     104 minutes

Synopsis

Gentle and soft-spoken, Paloma is a transgender woman living a peaceful life in rural Brazil with her loving boyfriend Zé and her young daughter. She picks fruit at a papaya farm in the hopes of saving enough money to have a traditional church wedding, the one thing that will complete her happiness. The local priest’s refusal to marry the couple only fuels Paloma’s determination to realize her dream—but she soon comes face-to-face with the prejudices of her conservative community. No amount of injustice, betrayal, or violence will shake her faith and pride in her family, and in herself. Last at the Festival with his award-winning 2019 documentary Waiting for the Carnival, filmmaker Marcelo Gomes paints an intimate portrait of trans joy and resilience.

 Portuguese with subtitles 

Content Warning

This film contains scenes of violence against trans women.

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Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director Marcelo Gomes
*Subject to change

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director Marcelo Gomes
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 17 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only.

Media

Film Credits

  •   João Vieira Jr., Nara Aragão
  •   Marcelo Gomes, Armando Praça, Gustavo Campos
  •   Rita M. Pestana
  •   Pierre de Kerchove
  •   Kika Sena, Ridson Reis, Anita de Souza Macedo, Clebia Souza
  •   Moabe Filho, Pedrinho Moreira
  •   O Grivo
  •   Janaina Bernardes, Ernesto, Soto Canny, Manuela Mandler, Ana Saito, Pablo Torrecillas, Emilie Georges, Sata Cissokho
  •   Carnaval Filmes, Gullane, Misti Filmes, Ukbar Filmes