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Directed by Pepa San Martín
Chile/Argentina, Drama, 2016, 82 mins., in Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.

Themes & Subjects: Family Relations, Lesbian Studies, Adolescence, South America

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Sara has a warm and supportive home with her sister, mother, and her mother’s partner, and is taking her first steps into a new world of high school and boys. But when her father starts to take issue with her household, the possibility of having her family torn apart becomes real. A fresh and surprising coming-of-age film that doesn’t shy away from issues faced by many families headed by same-sex parents, Rara does so without resorting to message and resonates for anyone who has fought to keep their spirits up in the face of intolerance.

Resources for teachers:

Variety review (in English).

El Mostrador review (in Spanish).

Interview with the director (in Spanish).


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