João Bénard da Costa—Others Will Love the Things I Have Loved (João Bénard da Costa: Outros amarão as coisas que eu amei)
Dir. Manuel Mozos. Portugal, 2014, 76 mins. U.S. premiere. In his lyrical portrait of João Bénard da Costa (1935–2009) the beloved director of the Portuguese Film Museum, Manuel Mozos reveals the heart of a lifelong obsession with painting and movies. A love letter to cinema, art, and to Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar. Preceded by L’Oiseau de la nuit (Dir. Marie Losier. Portugal/France, 2015, 19 mins. New York premiere) The latest delightful and extravagant portrait by Marie Losier, this is a shimmering, colorful, and mysterious look at Fernando, a.k.a. Deborah Krystal, who has been performing in glorious drag every night for 30 years in a Lisbon nightclub.
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