The last weekend of IndieLisboa has arrived and there are many reasons to continue to celebrate cinema, with two days full of screenings and films that will mark this year’s edition. Here are some highlights:
John Parish: Screenplay – Film-Concert
21h30 | Friday May 4th | Culturgest
For the first time in Portugal, John Parish film-concert, Screenplay, is part of IndieLisboa 2018’s programming.
The concert features Parish, along with musicians Marta Collica, Giorgia Poli, Jean-Marc Butty and Jeremy Hogg, and a projection of film clips, some of them with a strong connection to the history of IndieLisboa’s programming.
In a remote village called Bostofrio, a young filmmaker breaks the law of silence in order to unearth the story of his grandfather. A series of awkward and funny interviews that reveal the secrets and half truths that are the fabric of rural Portugal.
Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first Madonna before Madonna” as Miles Davis said. Despite being banned and boycotted, she went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself.
Azarias is a young orphan shepherd, keeper of a herd of oxen, where the ox Mabata Bata stands out. One day, the ox steps into a mine – the result of the civil war in the country – and explodes.
Baronesa offers a rare look at the favela: the female point of view. A film made by women about women living in neighborhoods with women’s names: Leidiane and Andreia live in “Juliana” but the latter wants to move to “Baronesa”.
Grass is a sweet farce that takes place in a cafe in Seoul: couples are brought together and taken apart through the protagonist’s gaze – played by the director’s muse, Kim Min-hee – who, sitting in the corner, watches everything that is happening.
A behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President. The film portrays the “judicial political” trial, focusing on the President’s defence team. A tale of betrayal and corruption, by the right-wing opposition that perpetrated a coup d’état.
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism, a place that not only redefined the nightclub but also came to symbolize an entire era. Now, 39 years later, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.