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  • 1983
  • Directed By: Bette Gordon
  • Rated R
  • Drama
  • 100 Minutes
  1. Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:30 p.m.

The sexually-charged tale of a woman's journey of self-discovery, Bette Gordon's Variety is a fascinating independent film that challenges common notions about feminism and pornography. The contributions of an impressive array of behind-the-scenes talent, including cinematography by Tom DiCillo (director of Living in Oblivion), a script by the late cult novelist Kathy Acker, and a score by John Lurie, add to the film's unique sensual appeal. A bright and unassuming young woman takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, she soon discovers a curiosity that begins to consume her life.

The screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication and Culture, with special thanks to Professor Joan Hawkins.

Director Bette Gordon is scheduled to be present.

(35mm presentation)

More information on Bette Gordon's Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture can be found here.