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LIFE IS PERFORMANCE

Lives dedicated to art, art that pervades life: this program sheds light on characters whose life experiences are inseparable from their creative energy.

WHEN/WHERE:
NOV 14 – 5pm @ CCSP – Sala Paulo Emílio
NOV 17 – 3pm @ Museu da Imagem e do Som

Display Order:

¿QUIÉN ES MEI LI GALVÁN? / WHO IS MEI LI GALVÁN?
SHE JUST WANTS TO BE MARIA
BECOMING CHERRIE
JUAN OF THE WITCHES
THE BOILER

Alphabetical order:

¿Quién es Mei Li Galván? / Who is Mei Li Galván?

A documentary portrait entirely recorded with a smartphone that invites us to delve into an authentic, solitary and enigmatic universe as such of Mei Li Galván, imbued with oriental symbolism and mixtures of other times.

Becoming Cherrie

The story of actor and performer Matthew Cavan, aka Belfast’s most-loved drag artist, Cherrie Ontop. A documentary about living with HIV in Northern Ireland.

Juan of the Witches

Documentary about Juan Medellín's legacy as a founding company member of Mexico’s prestigious Ballet Folklórico de Amalia Hernández, using hand-drawn animation to help illustrate Medellín's cherished memories and his heyday with the Ballet.

She Just Wants to Be Maria

In a party, Mary sees the guy she's been dreaming about for a long time. From their meeting, she creates different realities where her dreams, fears and the desire of being who she wants to be are at stake.

The Boiler

Singer-songrwriters Liniker, Raquel Virgínia, Assucena Assucena, and Tássia Reis get ready for a special show. Pure intimacy in the backstage. Three trans women, two of them are black, and a black cisgender woman writing their history.