Restless. Keith Haring in Brazil
by Guto Barra e Gisela Matta, USA 2013, 38'
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Guto Barra and Gisela Matta   FILM SCORE COMPOSER: Arthur Joly
FOOTAGE: Gisela Matta   MUSIC: Stop Play Moon, Me & The Plant, Sunset, Trio Eterno, Sambismo
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gisela Matta   PRODUCERS: Guto Barra and Gisela Matta
SOUND: Beto Montalvao   PRODUCTION: Planet Pop, Chocolate Productions
EDITING: Guto Barra and Gisela Matta   LANGUAGE: English; subtitles: Italian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2013

During the 1980s, Keith Haring traveled around the world, creating public works in many cities; among the last of these is the mural Tuttomondo, painted in Pisa in 1989, which the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici has slated for preservation, due to its “particularly important historical-artistic value''. 
After participating in the São Paulo Biennale in 1983, as a guest of painter Kenny Scharf and his wife Teresa, Haring often visited the village Serra Grande, where he left many works inspired by the place’s life and atmosphere. Following the restoration of a large circular mural, created in 1985, only a few meters from the beach, the documentary follows a significant and little-known moment in the famous American graffiti artist’s biography. Testimonials by several of his closest friends (aside from Scharf, Bruno Schmidt), are interspersed with Polaroids, audio recordings and text-extracts from Haring’s personal collection. A portrait of the artist emerges: aware and generous, a philosopher of “cum-passion”, as critic Lea Vergine defined him. The film was recently screened at CENTQUATRE in Paris, within the context of the major show Keith Haring. The Political Line at Musée D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Guto Barra
Is a New York-based film and television director. In 1997, he founded the Planet Pop production company. His directing credits include the series ModMTV and Lugar Incomum. He is the co-creator and director of the series Dançando Na Broadway, Gaby Gringa, and Mundo em Movimento. For Canal Brasil, he developed a series based on his award-winning feature documentary Beyond Ipanema.

Gisela Matta
Was a director, editor, and DP. For five years she directed the tv series Lugar Incomum. Her film Obama’s Inauguration explored the correlation of art and politics, and aired to glowing response in Brazil. She co-directed Amor e Sexo, a TV series. Gisela passed away on April 1st, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.

Selected filmography Guto Barra
2009 Beyond Ipanema - Global Waves in Brazilian Music

Selected filmography Gisela Matta
2010 Ivete Sangalo at Madison Square Garden; Concrete Powwow


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