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Reaching for the Moon

Based on a true story of two iconic women with one passion


Reaching for the Moon

Anchored by critically-acclaimed lead performances from Miranda Otto (War of the Worlds, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and Glória Pires (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, If I Were You), Director Bruno Barreto’s (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, View from the Top) romantic period drama Reaching for the Moon will be available across all digital platforms beginning February 4, before debuting on DVD February 11 from Wolfe Video.

An intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it, the film is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (Otto), who travels to Brazil where she encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Pires). Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Based on the bestselling Brazilian novel “Rare and Commonplace Flowers” by Carmen Oliveira, the film evokes the vibrant life in Rio during the 1950s. Bonus materials include a “making-of” featurette that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the making of the film.

Before its theatrical release in November, Reaching for the Moon garnered numerous awards on the film festival circuit, including Audience Awards for Best Feature at the 2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Frameline37 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, and the 2013 Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.  In addition, the film was an official selection at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.

The film is currently playing in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego. For more information, visit


Eboné Bell
Eboné is the Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine. She is the illegitimate child of Oprah and it's only right that she continues their legacy in the media world.