August 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Reel Affirmations XTRA presents the winner of The Berlin Film Festival Prestigious Teddy Award, Hard Paint,
directed by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon (Portuguese with English subtitles).
“Alienation is the main theme of “Hard Paint,” a brooding tale of isolation in the internet age set in Brazil’s southern city of Porto Alegre. Designed to be as much a mood piece as a dramatic narrative, the film focuses on a socially repressed young man who only comes out of his shell during chatroom performances, when he strips and smears neon paint on his lithe body. Co-directors Filipe Matzembacher and Marco Reolon (“Seashore”) play with moments of eroticism but this isn’t a flesh-and-fantasy frolic; rather, it’s a melancholic look at how the consequences of bullying, the burden of being different, and the artificial construct of internet chats break down social bonds.” ~ Jay Weissburg, Variety Magazine
There will have a panel discussion on sex work decriminalization after the film.
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Date & Time: Friday, August 24, 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location: HRC – 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW