ELENA, the Documentary Feature directed by Petra Costa, is scheduled to be screened four times during the SXSW Film Festival, making a North American premiere on Sunday evening, March 10th.
Director Petra Costa will be flying in from Brazil to attend the festival. Also, musician Maggie Clifford will be in town for a special performance following the screening on Sunday, March 10th.
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister.
Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse.
Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we no longer know one from the other. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.
SUN., March 10, 8:45 PM – Violet Crown 434 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX
MON., March 11, 4:15 PM – Stateside Theater 713 Congress Ave Austin, TX
THU., March 14, 1:30 PM – Alamo Ritz 2. 320 E 6th St Austin, TX
FRI., March 16, 5:00 PM – Stateside Theater 713 Congress Ave Austin, TX
The film is sub – titled in English.
For more information on this and other films, visit www.sxsw.ocm