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Erotic Cinema on Valentine's Day

Erotic Cinema on Valentine's Day

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Das Filmkollektiv Frankfurt Shows Jess Franco's VENUS IN FURS (1969) and Experimental Short Films on 14. February 2015 in the Bahnhofviertel

On Saturday, 14 February 2015, the Filmkollektiv Frankfurt will present a sensuous double programme in the Frankfurt Bahnhofviertel. As in the previous year, the non-profit association is taking Valentine's Day as an opportunity to bring erotic and pornographic cinema - in its original analogue format - back to the big screen. In A room of the Kunstverein basis, Elbestraße 10 (60329 Frankfurt am Main), a 16mm projector and a mobile screen will be set up. At 8 pm, Jess Franco's erotic psychothriller VENUS IN FURS (Italy/BRD 1969, 86 minutes, English original version) takes us into the world of the late 1960s. Freely based on the famous novella "Venus im Pelz" by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch from 1870, the virtuoso Spanish genre filmmaker tells the story of a young man who falls for the charms of a sexually experienced woman and finally submits completely to her. "The coat that covered paradise, uncovered hell!", the rental company announced at the time promisingly the beguiling effect of the main character wrapped in fur. Afterwards, at 10 p.m., a specially compiled programme of experimental short films (45-60 minutes, without dialogue) follows, each of which uses erotic or pornographic material in its own way. THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE BODY (USA 1944) by Willard Maas combines close-ups of naked bodies with a poetic commentary and is considered a classic of US avant-garde film. The filmmakers Naomi Uman and Peggy Ahwesh, on the other hand, processed found material: while Uman for REMOVED (USA 1999) used nail polish remover to remove all the actresses from a 1970s softcore film, Ahwesh in THE COLOR OF LOVE (USA 1994) alienated images and sequences from a so-called stag film, a privately shot pornographic film from the 1910s and 1920s. DOWNS ARE FEMININE (USA 1993) is a surrealistic collage by Lewis Klahr, who used cut-out porn actors in colorful 1960s living rooms.

Each film costs €5 admission per person, couples pay only the price for one person. Admission from 18 years.

With the annual event Erotic Cinema on Valentine's Day, the Filmkollektiv Frankfurt wants to commemorate the past days of station and porn cinemas when erotic and pornographic films were still shown in analogue format and were part of the public cinema programme. Since September 2013 the non-profit association Filmkollektiv Frankfurt - Projektionsraum für unterrepresented Filmkultur e.V. has been presenting independently curated cinema programmes in Frankfurt am Main.

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Quelle: Filmkollektiv Frankfurt

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