Just What the Doctor Ordered

For filmmaker Edgar Pera his trip to China, filmed in color Super8 film, “My Trip to China,” reflects the sound of ‘Just What the Doctor Ordered’.

1 – Pedro Ayres de Magalhães

Edgar Pêra, the ‘Kamera-Man’, has been shooting his cine-diaries since the 1980’s, paying special attention to punk bands. His “Kino-Pop Archives” include rare performances by singular Portuguese musicians, like Pedro Ayres de Magalhães (Heróis do Mar e Madredeus).

13 – Farinha Master

 

Edgar Pêra, the ‘Kamera-Man’, has been shooting his cine-diaries since the 1980’s, paying special attention to punk bands. His “Kino-Pop Archives” include rare performances by singular Portuguese musicians, like Farinha Master (lOcaso Épico).

4 – Manuel João Vieira & Os Irmãos Catita

 

Edgar Pêra, the ‘Kamera-Man’, has been shooting his cine-diaries since the 1980’s, paying special attention to punk bands. His “Kino-Pop Archives” include rare performances by singular Portuguese musicians, like Manuel João Vieira (Ena Pá 2000, Irmãos Catita e Corações de Atum).

O Homem-Pykante – Diálogos com Pimenta

A performance-film (by the kaleidoscopic director Edgar Pêra) that is an homage to Alberto Pimenta, a poet, writer, thinker but also a performer. One of the most important Portuguese artists, provocateur by nature and political nonconformant by faith.

Crime/Abismo Azul/Remorso Físico

Amadeo was not only a great painter but also a total artist. Trapped by the country where he was born, by the time of destruction in which he lived and by himself, he had a short life and the international recognition that few Portuguese artists could have had was not assented to him.

SWK4

What iz being a futurist now? And then? Sex-war machines play to six different tunes. Hate!!! Hate!!! Hate!!! 8!!! No more Dantas anymore!!! Anti-komemorative filmodrama celebrating the 100th anniversary of futurist poet-painter and everything else! Almada Negreiros.

Stadium

In a unknown apocalytical time a monkey faces a roman in a Portuguese football stadium, designed by architect Eduardo Souto Moura.

Reproduta Interdita

The first nursery film. Mutant menace in Chiado Bunker. Nurse Penelope Kruxis faces iminent danger of Kontamination on levelz 3 through 5 or 8. She’s a jolly good fellow! A merry bad and short film sponsered by Mutex (r), anti-mutant spray, day after day, day after day (or so).

Planeland 4

A cine-diary of a bed exhibition at a Lisbon asylum.

Oito Oito

A peaceful father in a desperate search for his lost son finds himself in a P. H. Lovecraft like underground and suffers a violent transformation.

Para a Frente e para Trás

A cine-diary: a single shot of a demonstration in Palestine. Originally conceived for an installation by Luciana Fina.

O Mundo Desbotado

A strange report about a an alien invazion is told by the Normal People’s League komissary. Includz Lubelya’s trauma with it. Have they been always here?

O Dia do Músiko

A satire by Eric Satie to the bureaucratic world of the artists. A film conceived during a workshop with students of Film and Theatre, for a theatre play.

O Homem Teatro

A documentary about the life and work of António Pedro, a Portuguese surrealist artist and a sort of phantom figure in the history of Portuguese theater.

O Trabalho Liberta?

Doez work liberate? Or what? Tripalium! What iz the natural state of Man? And the other one? Tripaliare! A no-yes-no cine-insult disguized as a cine-investygation of opinion making.

Movimentos Perpétuos – Cine-Tributo a Carlos Paredes

A documentary in 17 movements, in which testimonies and the guitar define the genius, the bravery and the modesty of Carlos Paredes. In PERPETUAL MOVEMENTS ‚ A TRIBUTE TO CARLOS PAREDES a dialog is established between a guitar and a SP8 camera, in an aesthetic which evocates the memory of old family pictures, full of intimacy, revealed in the sharing of simple stories of life. The Carlos Paredes’s concert in Auditório Carlos Alberto, in Oporto, 1984, is the starting point for the unfolding of prison stories, resistance, success and amateurism, stories marked by simplicity and passion. Here we learn about how Paredes plays a song for the hotel’s receptionist, who mourns about not being able to attend to the concert that has just taken place. Or the way he uses a comb to exercise the guitar when he was in prison. The testimony of friends and colleagues lets us understand a bit more about who this man was, a man who, in spite of the privations, would never complaint, and who as left us a genius work of incontestable value, not only for the beauty of his compositions and his interpretation, but also for the dimension that it gave to the Portuguese Guitar – raising it to the class of an autonomous instrument in place of being a mere accompaniment for others – and transforming it into a symbol of Portuguese music beyond-frontiers. Remains the sensation of liberation that his art is capable to produce, and the mystics of the work he has left, full of deep enthusiasm and nostalgia for the future.

Manual de Evasão LX94

What iz time? How do we travel through? What iz a moment? Who or what iz the short-time mob? Lisbon 94 faces dramatik weather-time changes. Everything and everyframe minglez at the center of thizz film-time