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  1. Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:00 p.m.
  2. Friday, June 29, 2012 7:00 p.m.
  3. Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Hysteria
Director Tanya Wexler’s new film HYSTERIA looks and feels like the classic, sumptuous Victorian period piece we’ve all come to know and love, but the heart of the film is an irreverent, hilarious and surprisingly modern story.

HYSTERIA, a mischievously inspired romantic comedy set in the late 19th century, is based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world's first electromechanical vibrator. In the name of medical science, one of the first electrical appliances in history to earn a patent went on to send sparks flying between a cautious man and a liberated woman, brought together by the wonders of friction.The film stars Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, alongside Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett and Felicity Jones.

HYSTERIA [hi-ster-ee-uh, -steer-] N.
1. Historically, a medical disorder marked by excitability, irritability, misbehavior and emotional extremes, occurring mainly in women;
2. A burst of hilarity

2K DCP digital presentation

This film is presented in conjunction with The Kinsey Institute’s Juried Art Show 2012. For details on the show and other related events, visit here.