Nominated for two Emmys, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures is an intimate and critical portrayal of Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century.
Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato had unlimited access to the Mapplethorpe Estate in order to film Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, also delivering never before seen interviews with the photographer.
The documentary closes this evening the third edition of Queer Porto, at 10pm, at Teatro Rivoli, as part of the “This is Me” program, focusing on autobiographical representation in queer cinema.
This program dominates the final day of Queer Porto 3, which also includes the world première of Blackstar: Autobiography of a Close Friend, directed by Tom Joslin, screening at 5pm, a prequel (from 1976) to the 1993 documentary Silverlake Life: The View From Here, directed by Peter Friedman and Tom Joslin. Friedman will attend the screening.
Also as part of this program, at 3pm the festival screens a series of short films and the feature Tender Fictions, directed by Barbara Hammer, a key figure in experimental cinema whose work focusses on body politics issues.