This weekend in IndieLisboa

We have arrived at IndieLisboa’s last weekend and there is still a lot to see. We are waiting for you at Culturgest, Cinema Ideal, Cinemateca and Biblioteca Palácio Galveias with screenings, talks and open air cinema.


Jack is Joaquim Calçada, a former aircraft mechanic. Before the Carnation Revolution, he emigrated to New York, where he became a taxi driver. He returns, as Carmen Miranda sang, “Americanized”, after twenty years. It’s in Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, that, one step away from retirement, he tells stories of his time in the United States and of a journey guided by his survival instinct.
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Koberidze’s camera brings poetry to the most everyday gestures, in an ode to love, football and cinema. In this film in the form of a modern folktale, two people fall in love in a classic meet cute moment, but find themselves cursed, condemned to not recognize each other.
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Luke Fowler continues to create posthumous portraits of relevant figures. In this film, he evokes the life of music producer Patrick Cowley, the pioneer of Hi-NRG, a genre of electronic music, in the late 70s, and a prolific artist of the San Francisco cultural scene.
Sisters With Transistors
A healthy historical review, narrated by Laurie Anderson, that puts “girls to the front” when it comes to the impact and contributions of women in the history of electronic music. The contributions of the experiments by Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani and Laurie Spiegel are mapped throughout this documentary – contextualizing their work regarding the political, cultural and social movements of the 20th century.
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A look at the intimate writing of the artist couple Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Árpád Szenes, through an exhaustive documentation of the couple’s life in the period depicted. João Mário Grilo picks up where José Álvaro de Morais left off.
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(In partnership with Lisboa 5L Festival)
A portrait of the Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat-Nova that is presented as a visual poem, composed of tableaux representing his life. An enigmatic meditation on art that was such a departure from the Soviet realism of its era that the authorities prevented its distribution outside Armenia.
Presentation: Elisabete Marques


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FRIDAY | SEPT 3 | 18:00 | PT
Cinemateca Portuguesa Terrace
Annouchka de Andrade, director, producer and daughter of the filmmaker Sarah Maldoror.
Maria do Carmo Piçarra, researcher at ICNOVA and teacher at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
Marta Lança, journalist, creator and editor of the website BUALA.
Raquel Schefer, researcher, filmmaker and curator.
Joana Ascensão, programmer at Cinemateca Portuguesa, filmmaker and producer.

SAT | SEPT 4 | 17:00 | PT
Online via YouTube

Anastasia Lukovnikova, IndieLisboa programmer
Susana Nobre, filmmaker and co-founer of the production company Terratreme.
Tota Alves, filmmaker and producer.
Filipa Reis, filmmaker and co-founder of the production company Uma Pedra no Sapato.

SUN | SEPT 5 | 17:00 | EN
Online via YouTube
Michiel Philippaerts, screenwriter
Catherine Colas, short film editor for the ARTE Magazine “KurzSchluss”.
Wouter Jansen, teacher and owner of the sales agency and distribution company Square Eyes.­

Browse the screening calendar for the full programme, or download the official app to schedule the screenings you don’t want to miss!

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