São Paulo in Hi-Fi
Directed and produced by Lufe Steffen
101 min / Color / Brazil / 2016
A historical documentary pursuing the golden age of Sao Paulo’s gay night life during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. With testimonials from people who lived through that times and rescuing classical nightclubs of the city, including unforgettable shows in those clubs. Bringing back to memory the stars, the heroes, and even the bad guys: military dictatorship and the AIDS epidemic.
Directed and Produced by Lufe Steffen
Executive Producer: Taís Nardi
Produced: Edu Lima
Cinematographer: Thaisa Oliveira
Sound: Tomás Franco / Guilherme Assis
Film Editor: José Motta / Lufe Steffen
Release and Reception
Comercial released in São Paulo in May 2016. In theather for twenty weeks, with screenings in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte between the months of July and September 2016.
5th best per theater average for Brazilian films in 2016.
Currently licensed to Canal Brasil and Net NOW.
Best Documentary by Popular Jury in the 18th Queer Lisboa
National Cinema Prize at the 17ª Citizenship in Respect of Diversity
LGBT Culture Award in the 3rd Mix of Diversity Papers
City of São Paulo Award on Municipal Day to Combat Homophobia
Trophy Ida Feldman at the 21st Mix Brazil Festival