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Jean-Denis Bonan – Tristesse des anthropophages (1966)

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A Christ is sentenced by his peers to return to his mother’s womb. Rejected by the censorship commitee on the grounds of “scenes of extreme eroticism and dialogs of the scatological and obscene variety”. Read More »

Giuseppe Andrews – Dad’s Chicken (2004)

Black Jesus just can’t take it any more. He hates his dying wife and his transsexual son – but not for the reasons you think. She won’t let him obsessively cut coupons, and he/she fetishizes guns to the point of distraction. His other daughter is a dope fiend, and his recently deceased father was an out and out pervert. And don’t even bring up autistic child prodigy Hobie. Desperate to play the violin, the partially blind boy spends his days roaming around the city, instrument in hand and toilet paper tube up to his bad eye. When the youthful talent meets European Ernie, it seems like everything will be all right. He coaches the child, and even suggests someone who might be able to teach him a thing or two. In the meantime, Mom and the sexually confused Shamu build a bomb. With Black Jesus out of the house, they intend to avenge the cultural attacks on religion once and for all. Read More »

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Boin-n-g (1963)

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What could be better than Dave Friedman and Herschell Gordon Lewis lampooning themselves and the sexploitation industry? Well…OK, fine.. a lot of things, but it’s fun to watch just the same.

Two aspiring filmmakers get their start in the “nudie cutie” business after watching a Daughter of the Sun w/ The Adventures of Lucky Pierre double feature (two previous Lewis/Friedman productions). Read More »

Charles Walters – Torch Song (1953)

Otis L. Guernsey, Jr., in the New York Herald Tribune (1952):

Joan Crawford has another of her star-sized roles….Playing a musical comedy actress in the throes of rehearsal and in love with a blind pianist, she is vivid and irritable, volcanic and feminine. She dances; she pretends to sing; she graciously permits her wide mouth and snappish eyes to be photographed in Technicolor….Here is Joan Crawford all over the screen, in command, in love and in color, a real movie star in what amounts to a carefully produced one-woman show. Miss Crawford’s acting is sheer and colorful as a painted arrow, aimed straight at the sensibilities of her particular fans. Read More »

Mike Kuchar – Born of the Wind (1964)

Who needs a description, it’s a Kuchar film Read More »

Yilmaz Atadeniz – Kilink soy ve öldür aka Kilink: Strip And Kill (1967)

Kilink turns one gang against another rival gang in order to get a precious microfilm and a big foreign treasure. This Turkish super villain film is absolutely wonderful. Read More »

Anna Biller – Three Examples of Myself as Queen (1994)

A hilarious romp that turns topsy-turvy the old Hollywood standards of female sexuality and pleasure, Three Examples of Myself… brings together three fantasies of how women would run things if they were on the throne of power. Remixing fluffy musical numbers with a definite feminist twist, director Biller creates a rebellious coquette for the 90’s–a kind of Sandra Dee meets Madonna–as she rules a harem in the Arabian Nights, rules over a hiveful of submissive drones, and even finds sexual liberation in the disco era. With a scoreful of delightful musical fantasies, the film delivers a magical twist to the notions of visual pleasure. With lyrics like “She is fertile, she is nice–She gives us good advice. She is everything we need!”, you simply can’t go wrong. — New York Asian American Film Festival Read More »