August 13, 2009 03:58pm
Politics of Sex in Cinema with Bill Margold
Source: Protecting Adult Welfare (PAW)
by: Company Press Release
''The censors say they're protecting the family unit in America, when the reality is, if you suck a tit, you're an X, but if you cut off a tit with a sword, you're a PG.'' - Jack Nicholson
Sunday Spotlight: The Politics of Sex in Cinema
Win Free Tickets to the World Premiere in Los Angeles. Now & Later will premiere in Los Angeles on August 16th at 9:15PM at the Downtown Film Festival in the new At&T Center [1150 S. Olive St. (at 12th St.) Los Angeles 90015].
A panel discussion on the difficulties for depicting real sex in American cinema will follow the screening with the main actors, Shari Solanis and Keller Wortham, director Philippe Diaz, and Bill Margold, veteran adult entertainer and advocate as well as the film reviewer for the LA Express. Panel will be moderated by David Geffner, a journalist and filmmaker, who has written about censorship and sexuality in cinema for Moviemaker Magazine.
The first 10 people to register will win two free tickets to the premiere of Now & Later at the Downtown Film Festival on Sunday August 16 at 9:15pm! Hurry, they'll go fast!
''This movie performs the Houdiniesque feat of seducing you with images of carmel-colored feminine curves in full-throttle ''fuck-me-harder'' sex, and then gets you to think about American imperialism and exploitation in almost the same gasp.'' – Tim Rhys, Publisher, MovieMaker Magazine
Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela (Shari Solanis) is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across Bill (Keller Wortham), a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in and through passionate sex, soul-searching conversations ranging from politics to philosophy, and other worldly pleasures, the affair will ultimately change Bill's life.
The film was conceived by Philippe Diaz, a native Frenchman, in reaction to Americans’ penchant for violence in our movies and our culture and our censoring of anything involving sex. Familiar with Wilhelm Reich’s notion that a sexually repressed society turns into a violent one, Diaz makes an unabashedly sexual yet cerebral film that challenges the perception that sex in media is harmful.
Introducing Shari Solanis as ''Angela'' and Keller Wortham as ''Bill.'' Also features Marcellina Walker, Luis Fernandez-Gil and Adrian Quinonez. Shot in and around downtown Los Angeles on HD by DP Denise Brassard.
Downtown Film Festival is Los Angeles is a nonprofit arts organization established to celebrate the current renaissance of downtown Los Angeles through the medium of motion pictures. More information at www.dffla.com. Buy Tickets to the Festival!