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Hard Paint
(Tinta Bruta)

  •   Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
  •   Brazil     2018
  •   Out-Look Competition, World Cinema


“The mix of sexual explicitness and incisive social context with melancholy sensuality should put this distinctive work on the radar of queer film specialists beyond the festival circuit.” –The Hollywood Reporter

In Brazil’s southern city of Porto Alegre, the socially repressed Pedro earns a living performing via webcam. As his alter-ego, Neonboy, he loses all inhibitions as he strips while smearing himself with brightly colored body paint. When exuberant fellow web performer Leo enters his life, Pedro is challenged to make a real human connection. But at what costs? This winner of the Best LGBTQ feature at the Berlin Film Festival is a stirring character study of a vulnerable young gay man finding his voice in an oppressively macho society.

Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Co-directors Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon


Cultural Partner

Ancine, the Brazilian Film Agency
Logo: Ancine 176x130

Event Information

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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  •   117 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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