Based on a true story, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Anchored by magnificent lead performances from Miranda Otto and Glória Pires, Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.
Preceded by the Makers short on poet Tracy K. Smith
Date: Friday, February 7, 8PM
Location: Northwest Corner, 120th & Broadway, 5th Floor
Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America will join the audience for a post screening discussion.
Editor: Leticia Giffoni
Cinematographer: Mauro Pinheiro Jr.
Executive Producers: Penny Wolf and Rômulo Marinho Jr.
Producers: Lucy Barreto and Paula Barreto
Featuring: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto and Tracy Middendorf