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Celebration of João Pedro Rodrigues ends with his new film To Die Like a Man

As part of a their “Next Director” series, The Brooklyn Academy of Music (Bam) featured this week Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues, closing with a showing of his latest film Morrer como um homem (To Die Like a Man). Tonia (Fernando Santos), a Lisbon transvestite and drag queen, is facing the end of her love affair, her career, and her life, provoking a last journey of strange encounters and final goodbyes. This journey however, as Rodrigues noted before the film, is not the story of transvestites, but instead a deeply poetic exploration of the life of one...

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