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Passion of JL (with Sr. Raposo)


Please note: After purchasing/picking up your ticket at the Museum’s front desk, please go to The Zukor Theater at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36 St (enter on 35 St, between 34 and 35 Ave). This theater is without handicap accessible ramps. 
Dir. Carlos Nader. 2015, 82 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Working from Brazilian artist José Leonilson’s own audio records testifying to his thoughts, fears, and passions, Nader creates a unique glimpse at this talented artist, in love with many men and, perhaps most of all, with the movies—a bittersweet swan song of Leonilson, who died of AIDS in 1993 at the age of 36.  Winner of É Tudo Verdade / It’s All True International Film Festival.

Preceded by Sr. Raposo (Dir. Daniel Nosco. 2018, 23 mins.) Based on a story of Nolasco’s real-life partner, this hypnotic short combines moments of terror and ecstasy, as it looks at a life lived with the HIV virus. A fetishistic fever dream, the film revolves around both the mortification of flesh and its victorious, daily resurrection.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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