Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival – Xica da Silva

July 28, 2P
Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival at the Berkshire Museum – Xica da Silva  lev4

at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield
presented by LEV, Berkshire Museum, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC

Free. Donations accepted.

This is the second of four film screenings and talkbacks with historian and filmmaker, Don Quinn Kelley, Ph.D., Co-chair, Lift Ev’ry Voice. Xica da Silva is a fictional account of the rise and fall of Xica da Silva of Brazil. The uncommonly sexy, clever and ambitious slave Xica Da Silva won her independence and much more in mid-19th-century Brazil by using her feminine wiles and her love making prowess to induce the Portuguese town governor to grant her freedom. In so doing, she became a legend and an inspiration to Brazil’s large population of slaves and (eventually) ex-slaves. This film tells her story. (1976, 107 min.)

Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival

Tuesday, July 14, 2pm
Quilombo – Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, July 28, 2pm
Xica da Silva – Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, August 4, 2pm
Gone are the Days! – Screening & Discussion

August 11, 2pm
One Potato, Two Potato – Screening & Discussion