Queer Porto 4 starts next Wednesday, October 10th. As the Opening Night film (9:30pm, Small Auditorium of Rivoli Theatre), will be screened the documentary Bixa Travesty, by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman, winner of the Teddy Berlinale Award for Best Documentary in 2018, an imaginative and challenging film, dominated by the onscreen presence of the electrifying Linn da Quebrada. A self-proclaimed "tranny fag" and multimedia artist, from the outskirts of São Paulo, Linn gained prominence on the stage with the song "Enviadescer" in 2016, being a relevant and active voice for the defense of the rights of queer minorities in Brazil.
The Official Competition starts at 3 pm with the screening of L'Animale by Katharina Mückstein, about an intricate web of secrets within an Austrian family, and at 7 pm will be screened Bertrand Mandico's Les Garçons Sauvages, a wild fable that refers to such disparate universes like those of Kenneth Anger or Jules Verne.
The first of three fashion documentaries that the festival has programmed for this year edition takes place at 5 pm with Lori Kaye's Kevyn Aucoin - Beauty & the Beast in Me, an impressive portrait of deceased artist Kevyn Aucoin, based on his own home video recordings, that capture his personal and professional life.
The first day of the Festival will end with Queer Rendez-vous party at Maus Hábitos. A relaxed atmosphere provided by DJ Rodrigo Affreixo to let yourself go after the first movie program and recharge for what will follow in the next few days.
The second day of Queer Porto 4, October 11th, begins at 3 pm with the "In My Shorts" - Portuguese School Films Competition, showcasing movies by students from the School of Arts and Design of Leiria, School of Soares dos Reis and Superior School of Theater and Cinema. There are five films in competition: Purple, by Pedro Antunes, Where the Summer Goes (Chapters on Youth), by David Pinheiro Vicente, Brthr, by Inma Veiga, Addicted to Love by Inês Sambas, and Camel Toe by Alexandra Barbosa.
Two more films from the Official Competition will be screened: at 3 pm, Call Her Ganda, by PJ Raval, an exhaustive documentary about the murder of a trans in the Philippines at the hands of a US military man, raising questions of transphobia and the US imperial American law; at 10pm, 1985, by Yen Tan, which proposes a metaphysical foray, beautifully shot in black and white, in the early years of the HIV/AIDS.
Guest programmers for this edition, Paulo Aureliano da Mata and Tales Frey will present the program "Carolee Schneemann's Filmic-Paintings", a unique opportunity to get to know one of the most important American performers in depth. Along with the documentary Breaking the Frame, two films by the performer will be shown: Interior Scroll - The Cave, 1975-1995 and Vulva's School. The session starts at 7 pm in the Small Auditorium of the Rivoli Theatre.
The second day of the festival ends with the Queer Pop session (11.30 pm at Maus Hábitos), this year dedicated to The Knife / Fever Ray.