1978. 18 minutes. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
VEREDA TROPICAL features a man who develops an erotic obsession with fruits and vegetables. Made during the military dictatorship in the 1970s, the film was quickly banned for its subversive portrait of liberation. Though it features a heterosexual protagonist, Leal and Vinagre both feel it is a queer film which uses humor and sexuality to break down barriers.
FILM FOR A BLIND POET
2012. 26 minutes. Directed by Gustavo Vinagre
Gustavo Vinagre's documentary short, FILM FOR A BLIND POET is a portrait of Glauco Mattoso, a blind sadomasochistic poet who agrees to participate in a documentary about his own life, but the conditions he imposes raise difficulties.
THE DAYTIME DOORMAN
2016. 25 minutes. Directed by Fábio Leal.
Fábio Leal's narrative short, THE DAYTIME DOORMAN is about a complicated affair between a gay man and the doorman who works at his building.
Organized by curators Adam Baran and Heather Lynn Johnson, the third “stay-at-home” season of Queer|Art|Film— titled Queer|Art|Film Club: Free Your Mind— focuses on the art of cinema as it arrives at a challenging crossroads. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, funding, production and distribution opportunities changed dramatically in a variety of ways. As we enter year two, we'll be talking with five filmmakers at different phases in their careers about the unique challenges they've faced in the pursuit of their art, and how they envision the future of film. What does it mean to be a queer filmmaker in our modern world? How can LGBTQ movie makers continue to get their stories and voices heard in a content-cluttered media landscape? And can the cinema of the past offer clues and guidance for how to move forward into uncharted territory? Join us for another thought-provoking season of groundbreaking films and conversation.
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