Dzi Croquettes will screen at Tribeca Cinemas Monday July 26

The award-winning and highly acclaimed film Dzi Croquettes will screen at Tribeca Cinemas Monday July 26 AND as an added bonus directors Raphael Alvarez and Tatiana Issa (who grew up with the group via her father’s work) will be in attendance.

If you’re unfamiliar with this documentary, it follows the legendary Brazilian cabaret group often credited for revolutionizing the gay/dance/theater movements worldwide. Liza Minnelli, who appears in the film, became a personal friend of the team and played a major role in bringing them to fame.

Resembling an all-male late-20th-century version of the Ziegfeld Follies, the cabaret group Dzi Croquettes used an empowering sexuality to counter Brazil’s military dictatorship. What set the troupe apart from the average drag show was its emphasis on absolute stage professionalism. Though the men donned outrageous makeup and glittery butterfly wings, their costumes basically consisted of G-strings: retaining their chest hair and beards, they toyed with visual concepts of sexual identity by embracing both masculine and feminine elements without ever pretending to be anything other than male.

WATCH  A CLIP  FROM THE FILM .

Before and after each screening, the Tribeca Cinemas bar is open to Doc Series audience members.
 
Tickets: Admission for each film screening is $10; $8 for students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at Tribeca Film  or at the box office immediately before each screening.
 
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street (corner of Laight), New York, NY 10013. 
call 212/941.2001 for further information.
Visit us on the Web at Tribeca DOC Series .
Subway:  A, C, E – Canal Street/6 Avenue; 1 – Canal Street/Varick Street

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