Sunday Aug 12 05:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Presented by: Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
Directed by Filipe Matzembacher + Marcio Reolon. 2018. Brazil. 120 min. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Pedro earns a living in chat rooms. The image resolution may not be perfect but when Pedro transforms himself into NeonBoy in front of the webcam, he still manages to create the desired impression. Slowly, this young man dips his fingers into pots of colored paint and glides them across his naked body. Glowing in the dark, NeonBoy follows his users’ commands until he agrees to meet one of them in a private chat room for money. Things change when Pedro’s sister Luiza moves out of their shared apartment and he notices that somebody is imitating his performances. He agrees to go on a date with his mysterious rival. This rendezvous will have far-reaching consequences.
Best Film—32nd Berlin Teddy Awards; Confederation Internationale des Cinemas d'Arte et d'Essai (CICAE) Award Panorama Film—2018 Berlin International Film Festival; Best Narrative Film—2018 Wicked Queer Boston LGBT Film Festival; Jury Award Best Feature Film Runner Up—2018 OUTshine Film Festival Miami; 2018 BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival; 2018 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival; Frameline42