SOUTH AMERICA Rio de Janeiro hosts the South American premiere and two encore screenings of Something Like Summer in July at the Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival, one of the world’s most important LGBT festivals.
The movie is one of only two American features playing at the festival, one of the largest LGBT film festivals in South America. It runs from July 6-16.
The Rio festival is a government-sponsored event generally featuring powerful films from the Portuguese and Latin world, touching on all issues of gender and sexuality, including those not generally considered strictly LGBT.
“It’s an honor to be among the small number of films that will be screening at Rio outside the festival’s typical offerings,” said writer and producer Carlos Pedraza.
Rio is also the birthplace of Something Like Summer star Davi Santos, who plays Tim Wyman.
SELECTED FILMS The lineup of the 2017 edition of the festival includes 64 feature and short films from 14 countries. An additional 14 films from Brazil and Argentina comprise the festival’s Special Presentation category.