The Last Year of Darkness
Ben Mullinkosson
Documentary : 95' / Youth, Gentrification, Queer, Community

As the city of Chengdu changes, the future of beloved club Funky Town is unclear. For a vibrant group of DJs, drag performers, lovers, ravers, and skaters this is a sanctuary for underground partying and allows them to thrive after the sun sets. It’s the one place that accepts them for who they really are, whilst they run away from their problems during the day.


October 12 | 17h00 | Batalha Centro de Cinema - Sala 1 Buy Tickets
October 10 | 17h00 | Batalha Centro de Cinema - Sala 1 Buy Tickets
Porto Official Competition

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Year: 2023

Country: USA, China

Language: mandarin and english

Subtitles: english

With: Yihao, Kimberly, 647, Gennady Baranov, Darkle Chan

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Ben Mullinkosson


Ben Mullinkosson works directing commercials and music videos. His works include Cannes Silver Lion Advertising Award, Vimeo Staff Picks and NYT Op-Docs. His previous short films have gotten into more than 50 festivals around the world including Tribeca and Slamdance.


2023 - The Last Year of Darkness (Documentary)
2018 - Don’t Be a Dick about It (Documentary)
2018 - Osama and Ayman (Short Documentary)
2018 - Hundred Waters Communicating (Short Documentary)
2014 - The Fizman (Short Documentary)
2014 - The Pink Helmet Posse (Short Documentary)
2013 - Forest Keepers (Short Documentary)
2013 - In Their Own Words: Veterans (Short Documentary)
2011 - Joyce (Short Documentary)
2011 - Among Giants (Short Documentary)


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