Event box

Friday, April 12, 2024
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Billy Wilder Theater
UCLA Film & Television Archive

In-person: "Masc" series co-curator Jenni Olson; Dan Bustillo, incoming assistant professor, UCLA Department of Gender Studies.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.


Brazil, 1986

Based on the life of Brazilian poet Anderson Bigode Herzer, who committed suicide at the age of 20, this intense drama tells the story of Bauer (Ana Beatriz Nogueira), a trans man who navigates a difficult life in an orphanage before finding love with a young librarian, Clara (Aida Leiner). A sympathetic professor sees his talent as a poet, but Bauer (the film’s title is his deadname) is mostly alone and misunderstood, — proclaiming: “I’m not what everyone thinks I am. You hear me? I’m different. I’m something else.” One of the earliest portrayals in cinema of a transmasculine character.

Digital video, color, 88 min. Director: Sergio Toledo. Screenwriter: Sandra Mara Herzer, Sergio Toledo. With: Ana Beatriz Nogueira, Raul Cortez, Aida Leiner.

Special thanks to our community partner: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Event Organizer

Katy Nicholas