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Thursday Dec 14 01:00 PM
Thursday Dec 14 07:30 PM
Friday Dec 15 01:00 PM
Friday Dec 15 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Gabe Klinger. USA/France/Portugal. 2017. 76 min.

Born in Russia to figure-skating parents, Anton Yelchin was an actor on the rise, best known for his turns in the Star Trek films. Then in 2016, he was tragically killed when he was crushed by his car. Porto, one of four posthumously released films featuring Yelchin, is the movie that reveals how much further the young talent could have gone. He plays Jake (Anton Yelchin) an expat who experiences a brief but intimate connection with fellow expat Mati (Lucie Lucas) in the ancient Portuguese city of Porto. He's an American loner exiled from his family. She's a student from France embroiled in an affair with one of her professors. After spotting each other at an archaeological site and then again at a train station and a café, Jake works up the courage to approach Mati and they embark on a carefree night together. Years later, the characters are still haunted by their romantic encounter. Using a mix of film stocks and art direction that evokes a bygone era of European cinema, Porto delivers a cinematic form of saudade—a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for a person or place that one has loved. Following in the footsteps of the French New Wave’s legendary critic-filmmakers, critic-turned-filmmaker Gabe Klinger's narrative debut is a measured and delicate film for the ages, How’s this for indie cred—the film’s executive producer is Jim Jarmusch. 

Read the Variety review.

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