* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
A queer teenager’s life is upended when it is revealed that his working class mom stole him from a wealthy family at birth. Thrust into a well-meaning but very conservative home, Pierre dons a zebra-print mini dress and pushes back. As in her excellent 2015 film, The Second Mother, writer/director Anna Muylaert punctures the entitlement and hypocrisy of the Brazilian bourgeoisie, while still retaining a central compassion for her individual characters. Among Don’t Call Me Son’s greatest pleasures is dani nefussi’s bravura dual performance as both of Pierre’s mothers, each portrayal completely distinct and believable. Winner of the Teddy Award for best LGBT film at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Admission is FREE for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public. Tickets sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum’s lobby.