Queer Porto opens today with Dennis Cooper as guest

The 4th edition of Queer Porto – Queer International Film Festival returns today to the Municipal Theater Rivoli, with the documentary ‘Bixa Travesty’, by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, and features the American writer Dennis Cooper.

Dennis Cooper, author of 11 novels and several books of poetry and nonfiction, is at the festival to present ‘Permanent Green Light’, a film he co-starred with Zac Farley, and a meeting with spectators.

The Queer poster includes the program ‘Carolee Schneemann’s Paintings’ on the work of the American performer, a series of documentaries on the influence of queer culture in the world of fashion, performances by Dutor’s Mont and Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, and a concert by Alexander Geist.

As part of the program dedicated to fashion, the documentaries ‘We Margiela’, ‘Kevyn Aucoin – Beauty & the beast in me’ and ‘George Michael: Freedom – Director’s Cut’ will be screened.

In this edition, the Queer Pop program, which takes place at Maus Habits, is dedicated to The Knife / Fever Ray. Maus Habits will also host, within the festival, the performance ‘Pussy. In the ongoing performative research, by Liad Husssein Kantorowicz, which addresses and denounces issues related to discrimination against women, and the concert by Alexander Geist, which presents his latest work, ‘Speculative’.

In the Mala Voadora, the show ‘# LOSMICRÓFONOS’, by the Spanish group Mont de Dutor, will be presented, ‘which suggests a dip in a common universe that surrounds us constantly: pop culture’.

In the official competition, with a prize of three thousand euros, for the purchase of the rights of display by RTP2, eight feature films or documentaries are competing: Yen Tan’s ‘1985’, ‘Call Her Ganda’, by PJ Raval , ‘Permanent Green Light’ by Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley, ‘The Rest I Make Up’ by Michelle Memran, ‘Soldiers. From Ivana Mladenovic’s ‘Story from Ferentari’, ‘L’Animale’ by Katharina Mückstein, ‘Dykes, Camera, Action!’ By Caroline Berler and ‘Les Garçons Sauvages’ by Bertrand Mandico.

In addition to the official competition, will be held the competition ‘In my Shorts’, of Portuguese school films, whose winner receives a prize in video equipment, worth 400 euros, and training at Restart School, worth 500 euros.

As part of the festival, a documentary on Mapplethorpe will be shown in the auditorium of Serralves.

‘Shéhérazade’, by Jean-Bernard Marlin, is the closing film of the festival, next Sunday.

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