Queer Cinema: Lost & Found


Directed by Antonio Carlos da Fontoura/Wakefield Poole

Brazil/USA, 1974, 1h 51min, DCP, In Portuguese with English subtitles

Queer Cinema: Lost & Found

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

The Black femme Devil Queen rules over Rio de Janeiro’s criminal underworld with an iron fist — no, a straight razor, which she uses both for shaving her legs and slitting throats — in this underseen classic of Brazilian genre cinema. Newly restored in 4K as part of Cinelimite’s Brazilian Film Digitization Initiative, THE DEVIL QUEEN is an outrageous, sleazy, and shockingly mean queer crime epic that epitomizes the saying “be gay, do crime.” Paired with gay porn pioneer Wakefield Poole’s short portrait of the 1974 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Queer Cinema: Lost & Found programmer Elizabeth Purchell will join us for a discussion at the screening on Saturday, June 17.

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