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Reel Brazil - Opening Night & Fundraiser

Reel Brazil - Opening Night & Fundraiser

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  • Thu 22 Sep ’11, 6:15pm – 10:30pm


The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $65.00

Take your business elsewhere – Reel Brazil Film Festival’s gala opening night!

Bring on the spring colours and forget rugby for a while, as the night begins with the premiere screening of the heart-warming and award-winning Brazilian feature film “The Story of Me”.

Make sure you’ve got your glad-rags on – the cocktail party after the film is a glamorous affair, and will be attended under the patronage of H.E. Renate Stille, Ambassador of Brazil to New Zealand.

Enjoy Brazilian gourmet canapés, tropical cocktails, premium New Zealand wine, and the rhythms and passion of Brazilian live music - while you network and meet businesses with interests in Latin America.

NZ charity Skylight Trust receives half of all proceeds from the event, enabling them to continue their work supporting Kiwi families around New Zealand.

Film: The Story of Me
Live Brazilian music: Clube de Choro
Drinks and canapes

The Story of Me (O Contador de Histórias)

Brazil | 2009 | Drama | Director: Luiz Villaça | In Portuguese, with English subtitles
Festivals: 2009 Best Film (Audience Choice), Critics’ Special Prize and Best Actor at Paulínia Festival; Lente de Cristal Award at Cine Fest Brasil Madrid; 2010 Brazilian Film Festival of London.

Film synopsis:

This beautifully-shot film is based on the life of Roberto Ramos, a celebrated Brazilian writer and storyteller. It begins as Roberto is left by his desperate mother at a government institution advertised on television. Through enormous trials and deprivation, the illiterate Roberto survives by using his imagination – often using magic and humour to disguise the troubles around him. After an encounter with Margherita, a French pedagogue Roberto meets at the institution, his life changes forever.

About Skylight
Skylight is registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission and works hard to make a difference to thousands of lives. The trust supports children, young people and their families and whanau affected by change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause.

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