The Cinema Museum, London

The Vito Project presents Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018)

Wed 25 Apr 2018 @ 19:00 · Events

Hard Paint ReShape and the Cinema Museum present the third season of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas.

The VITO Project is proud to present Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018), a Brazilian film recently shown at the Berlinale Film Festival, where it won the Teddy Award for best LGBTQ feature, and BFI Flare.

Written and directed by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon, Hard Paint tells the story of Pedro (Shico Menegat), a shy young gay man who at night transforms himself into sexually provocative webcam performer ‘NeonBoy’, whose online act involves him smearing himself in fluorescent body paint.

“Tonally, Matzembacher and Reolon perform a deft balancing act, crafting a character study that is empathetic and emotionally engaging, but unflinching and unsentimental. Hard Paint is also unapologetically erotic, often exposing the essence of its characters through arresting explicit imagery” – Paul O’Callaghan, BFI.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion.

The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, Frank Byrne & his walkers and Broad Appeal Podcast.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 18.00 for a 19.00 screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. The doors to the Cinema will be shut once capacity is reached.


This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations are VITO’s only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Find out more about the VITO Project on their website.

Hard Paint