Queer Porto announces the first titles of its eighth edition, which will take place between November 29 and December 4, at Teatro Municipal Rivoli, Casa Comum da Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Maus Hábitos and Teatro Helena Sá e Costa.
From a powerful testimony that follows the 60-year history of the irreverent Teatro Oficina in Brazil, to a documentary that celebrates the life and work of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton; from the history of the 'New Romantics', undisputable protagonists in Britain’s music and fashion scene, to a Closing Night alongside Valeria Bruna Tedeschi. The Special Screenings of Queer Porto 8 will take place at Teatro Rivoli, Maus Hábitos and Teatro Helena Sá e Costa.
This year's Queer Focus, "EcoQueer", presents a selection of films that focus on ecosexuality, bringing new light on contemporary queer issues in their rapport with nature. To help us reflect upon these issues we will welcome Cy Lecerf Maulpoix, activist and author of the book "Écologies deviants: voyage in terres queers", and Stephan Dahl, founder of The Quinta Project in Portugal.
Full list of titles announced so far:
Esther Newton Made Me Gay, Jean Carlomusto (USA, 2022, 92’)
Blitzed: The 80s Blitzed Kids Story, Bruce Ashley, Michael Donald (UK, 2020, 90’)
Máquina do Desejo - 60 Anos do Teatro Oficina / Desire Machine - 60 Years of Teatro Oficina, Joaquim Castro, Lucas Weglinski (Brazil, 2021, 110’)
Les amours d'Anaïs / Anaïs in Love, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet (France, 2021, 98’)
QUEER FOCUS: EcoQueer
Metamorphosis, The Institute of Queer Ecology (USA, 2020, 48’) + talk with Cy Lecerf Maulpoix
Three (or More) Ecologies: A Feminist Articulation of Eco-Intersectionality. Part I: For the World to Live, Patriarchy Must Die, Angela Olga Anderson (Austria, India, Germany, 2019, 37’) + talk with Stephan Dahl
Uýra - A Retomada da Floresta / Uýra - The Rising Forest, Juliana Curi (Brazil, USA, 2022, 72’)
Water Makes Us Wet: an Ecosexual Adventure, Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens (USA, 2018, 80’)