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