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Queer Porto in Serralves

In a partnership with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and in the context of the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures, dedicated to the work of the seminal North-American photographer, Queer Porto - International Queer Film Festival presents the feature Mapplethorpe, directed by Ondi Timoner, which had its world premiere in the latest edition of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The screening takes place on the 29th November, at 9.30pm, at the Serralves Auditorium, and the producer of the film Nathaniel Dushku as well as the co-producers Amnon Lourie and Crissy Brookshire will be present.

From the early ’70s until his untimely death at age 42, the film explores the intersection of Mapplethorpe's art and sexuality, his struggle for mainstream recognition, and, looming above it all, the specter of the emerging AIDS crisis. Featuring Matt Smith and Marianne Rendón, the biopic offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all.