From: Pierce, Greg (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Oct 18 2006 - 09:02:46 PDT
For those of you in Western Pennsylvania and vicinity...
Author, archivist, cinefanatic Jack Stevenson will be live and screening in Pittsburgh this October weekend.
Friday, October 20, 7:30pm - The Andy Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA ~ film info - 412.237.8332
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TOTALLY UNCENSORED! is a bracing examination of post-war Scandinavian sex cinema and the impact it had on a more Puritanical Anglo-Saxon film culture through the 50's, 60's and 70's. Legendary films as well as obscure gems are to be screened (in excerpts) and discussed in a show guarenteed to enlightened and startle even the most jaded cineasté. Not for the faint-hearted!
Revolutionary things were happening in American film culture in the late '60s and early '70s as censorship barriers fell seemingly day by day. Scandinavian cinema played a central role in this battle for screen freedom. Films like I, A Woman (whose title Warhol evoked with his movie I, A Man), I Am Curious (Yellow) and many others attracted crowds, generated massive press and figured in high-profile court cases, helping to set in motion the wider sexual revolution. In this lecture / screening presentation Jack Stevenson will map the evolution of postwar Scandinavian erotic cinema, from the Swedish naturalist films of the '50s up to the early '70s, when the effects of Denmark's abolition of censorship came to the fore and placed the focus on that country. Based on his soon to be published book, Totally Uncensored! The Wild World of Scandinavian Sex Cinema - the Myth, the Movies, the Happenings.
Saturday, October 21, 8:00pm - Jefferson Presents... @Garfield Artworks 4931 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
MOVIES WITH ROOTS IN HELL - The Effects of Drugs on American Cinema
"This 16mm compilation documents almost 60 years of drug depictions in American film. The material, which spans the years 1916 to 1972, consists of a variety of genres and formats including short (exploitation) subjects from the 30's as well as trailers, a silent film, an underground films, military educationals and extracts from at least one feature film. This diversity of genre, period and style distinguishes the program from recent documentaries or DVD releases on the same subject, and screenings at the 2006 Rotterdam Film Festival, where I moderated a panel discussion on the topic, were sold out and audiences were extremely enthusiastic. Based in part on my book: Addicted: The Myth & Menace of Drugs in Film." - Jack Stevenson
Jack Stevenson is an American film writer, collector, and teacher living in Denmark since 1993. He published Lars von Trier in 2002 and Dogme Uncut in 2003, and has contributed pieces on the Danish film scene to various American and European film periodicals. His new book, Totally Uncensored! The Wild World of Scandinavian Sex Cinema - the Myth, the Movies, the Happenings, is due to be published in shortly.
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