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IndieMusic is one of the competitive sections of the IndieLisboa festival, scheduled this year from August 21 to September 6, at Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa and Cinema Ideal.
Among the 11 feature films announced is the documentary ‘Já Estou farto!’, by Paulo Antunes, about the musician João Pedro Almendra, one of the names of Portuguese punk from the 1980s and 1990s, who was part of bands like Ku de Judas and Pest & AIDS, and was at the genesis of the Censored.
In 2019, Paulo Antunes had presented the film ‘Um punk chamado Ribas’ at IndieLisboa, about musician João Ribas, also from Censurados, Ku de Judas and Tara Perdida, who died in 2014.
IndieMusic will also feature ‘Ney à flor da pele’, by Felipe Nepomuceno, which articulates nearly 50 years of archival images about and with Brazilian artist Ney Matogrosso, who will turn 80 in August.
Other choices from IndieLisboa’s direction for IndieMusic include, for example, ‘Crock of gold’, about The Pogues’ musician Shane MacGowan, ‘Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché’, about former X-Ray Spex singer, and ‘Mimaroglu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island’, about Turkish musician Ilhan Mimaroglu.
Among the short films chosen, three are Portuguese: ‘Eram 27 dias e paraste’, a behind-the-scenes film about the presentation of the album ‘A word started by N’, by noiserv, ‘Caudal’, film about a concert by Solar Corona, and “We Were Floating High”, which follows the First Breath After Coma during 2019.
A retrospective dedicated to French director Sarah Maldoror had already been announced from IndieLisboa’s programming.