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Drama LGBTQ Rated: 18+ (R)20151h 40mOn: Free Services Kanopy Country: Cuba 

Jesús, a young hairdresser, works at a Havana nightclub for drag performers, and dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesús finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when Angel, his estranged father, abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. The macho Angel, recently released from a 15-year stint in prison, tries to squelch his son’s ambition to perform in drag. Father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, struggling to understand one another and reconcile as a family. Shot in a gritty neighbourhood far from the Havana most tourists know, Viva is a heartrending story of music, performance and survival.Viva featuring Héctor Medina and Jorge Perugorría is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, free on Tubi, free on Plex, and 8 others. It's a drama and LGBTQ movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (1,707 votes).

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Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other).

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Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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#12,991 Ranked Movie

#308 Ranked in LGBTQ Movies

#1732 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#8159 Ranked in Drama Movies

Viva has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (1,707 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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