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Porto/Post/Doc arrives tomorrow: catch it online or in-person

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Porto/Post/Doc 2020 theme is alterations, a society that is forever changing the way things are perceived, be it on politics, economy, society and technology. This year’s edition is (rightfully) themed “A Cidade do Depois” ["The After City", free translation], and takes place between 20 and 29 November, in venues such as Rivoli, Passos Manuel, Porto Planetarium and Escola das Artes of the Universidade Católica. Programming is featured both online and in-person.

Porto/Post/Doc 2020 edition is, for one, unique from the start; the unprecedented times we are experiencing made it virtually necessary to adapt to the current epidemiological context and make sure that everyone can safely enjoy culture, all the while protecting the livelihoods of those who are in the artistic world. Thus, programming is featured both online and in-presence, where all health measures are taken to protect both staff and audience.

The focus of this Porto/Post/Doc 2020 edition is alterations, a society that is forever changing the way things are perceived, be it on politics, economy, society and technology. This year’s edition is (rightfully) themed “A Cidade do Depois” ["The After City", free translation], and takes place between 20 and 29 November, in venues such as Rivoli, Passos Manuel, Porto Planetarium and Escola das Artes of the Universidade Católica.

The programming of this first weekend had to be readjusted, owing to the State of Emergency; as such, some of the performances are schedule to happen during the week and streaming will enable to set up the video on demand (VoD) to the event, accessible at the Shift72 platform, between 21st November and 13th December.

The programme includes films such as "A Invenção do Amor" (1965) by António Campos, "Juventude em Marcha" (2006) by Pedro Costa, "Killer of Sheep" (1978) by Charles Burnett, "La Jetée" (1962) by Chris Marker, "Millennium Mambo" (2001) by Hou Hsiao-Hsie and "The Exiles" (1961) by Kent Mackenzie.

The talk cycle Forúm do Real takes to the double format - on site and online - with guests as sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, philosopher Paulo Pires do Vale, architect Ana Aragão, film critic Roger Koza, art historian Pascale Cassagnau and programmer Maria João Madeira, among others. They will debate the dream of a city that allies with modernity, as a place of progress, employment and high living standards, but that fades with rural exodus, war, economic and political crisis and gentrification.

Porto/Post/Doc is organised in partnership with Porto City Hall, and the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual and the patron of the Foundation "la Caixa"/BPI.

Ticket process range 2€ (students), 3.50€ (older than 65 and holders of the Tripass card) and 5€ (regular ticket); but movie aficionados can also choose to buy the "Aderente" and "Sócio" packages, which grant them access to ten sessions at 20€ or to all sessions at 50€, respectively.

Full programming at the official website.