Queer Porto 2

Queer Porto 2

Arte Institute suggests “International Queer Film Festival” in Porto.

Queer Porto 2
October 5th to October 9th
Teatro Municipal Rivoli, Maus Hábitos, malavoadora.porto and Wrong Weather

After talking about the Queer Lisboa 20 special edition, the Festival programmers announced some of the highlights of the second edition of Queer Porto, taking place from the 5th to the 9th October at the Teatro Municipal Rivoli, malavoadora.porto, Maus Hábitos and Wrong Weather.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of American essayist B. Ruby Rich’s article in Sight & Sound, where the author coined the term “New Queer Cinema” to define a new cinematic language that emerged in the 1990s, responsible for changing the paradigm of the representation of queer themes in film, the Festival announced a retrospective dedicated to the New Queer Cinema, with some of the most representative films of this movement which dominated the first decade of the 1990s and forever changed the panorama of independent American cinema. The New Queer Cinema Retrospective will screen the emblematic titles Mala Noche (1985), Gus Van Sant’s first feature film, The Living End (1992), by Gregg Araki, Poison (1991), by Todd Haynes, Go Fish (1994), by Rose Troche, The Watermelon Woman (1996), by Cheryl Dunye, and Swoon (1991), by Tom Kalin.

This second edition of Queer Porto – International Queer Film Festival will be attended by director Tom Kalin, who will hold a master class at malavoadora.porto on the evolution of queer cinema’s aesthetic and narrative. The New Queer Cinema Retrospective still promises some surprises, including a collaboration with several Porto-based artists, to be announced next September

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