Film Friends: Series Continues June 16 with Ricardo Leite

Wednesday, June 16 at 10 am LA time


Film Friends is a monthly series that brings established and emerging filmmakers together online for informal discussions on everything analog cinema. Series 1 features eco image-makers from around the world! Zoom in on June 16 — 10 AM LA time, 6 pm in Portugal — as we continue the series in conversation with the King of Caffenol, Ricardo Leite. Free event! All welcome!

Support for Film Friends is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Ricardo Leite was born in 1978 in São Paulo, Brazil. He studied cinema at Escola Superior Artística do Porto in 2000. He started processing his own super 8 films in his small lab in 1999. In 2004 he founded Atomo47, an independent film lab in Porto that is the only film laboratory still working in Portugal. Atomo47 is now working inside a foundation called Casa da Imagem. During the years he organized and participated in several shows, exhibitions, workshops and festivals all over the world. Having worked mainly in film and in the experimental genre, in 2011 he finished the documentary “Mazagão, the water that returns”, funded by ICA and RTP. In 2012 he started his PhD in Porto Fine Arts School with the thesis “biodegradable film processes in photography and cinema”. He is now finishing an experimental/documentary film: “Lucefece” – shot exclusively on film (super 8 and 16mm) and processed by himself for over 20 years. Currently, he is still researching new biodegradable processes, while trying to improve others already researched.

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