Directed by Roberto Berliner. This moving crowd-pleaser profiles pioneering real-life Brazilian nurse Nise da Silveira, who, during the 1940s, advocated for treating mental patients with painting and art therapy rather than electroshock and lobotomies. In the process, she unleashed the talent of some of the foremost Brazilian artists of the 20th century. “A triumph-over-adversity yarn with a sensitive exploration of the redemptive power of artistic creation” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland theatrical premiere.
(Brazil, 2015, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 106 min.)
Admission is $10; CMA members $7.