Venue: Arroz Estúdios, Lisbon | Tickets: €7.90 (with membership) Date: June 21, 2022 | Opening Time: 19:00 | Movie Starts: 21:00
Director: Robin Campillo
Actors: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
Country: France | Year: 2017
Audio: French | Subtitles: English
Length: 2h 23m | PG: M/16
A two-hour historical drama about gay activism in the late 1980s/early 1990s – with subtitles! – might sound like a hard sell, but French writer-director Robin Campillo’s 120 Beats Per Minute is also a deep house opera, an urgent, steamy love story and a jubilant battle cry that demands to be witnessed. Centring on the activist group Act Up-Paris, an offshoot of the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power that started in New York in 1987, it serves as a snapshot of those who resisted in the early days of the disease’s global pandemic. The film lives its “politics in the first person”, showing how Act Up lobbied for legislation, research and treatment for those with HIV/Aids, while also tracking a tender romance between two of its members.
This French modern classic, which won the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes Film Festival, is selected as our Lisbon Pride Week 2022 special.
Venue Information: Black Cat Cinema's host for this open-air event is Arroz Estúdios: A members-only, non-profit Cultural Association based in the Beato area of East Lisbon. If you're not already a member of the club, a 1-year membership is just €3 (cash only) at the door. You can find the location right here. The movie starts at 21:00. The bar opens for drinks and music from 19:00. Pizzas and popcorn are available from 20:00. We always recommend bringing a warm jacket and/or blanket.