Sex Shop Cinema   -    Thursday, Feb 13th - Sunday, February 16th

Sex Shop Cinema - Thursday, Feb 13th - Sunday, February 16th

Sex in Cinema is nothing new. As early as the 1880’s and the advent of motion pictures people have been using the medium to film nudity, sexuality, and eroticism. It’s in our nature. It’s continued in some form or another, sometimes censored, sometimes pushed underground, and at times breaking big in the public consciousness ever since. A year ago we noticed a number of films that appeared to be looking back on a time in history when several lines blurred: films like Lovelace and The Canyons were taking us back to the 1970’s when an X-rated movie didn’t necessarily mean what it means now. Mainstream audiences went to “adult films” in the theatre (Deep Throat); mainstream pictures were being rated X (Last Tango in Paris, Midnight Cowboy). Our Sex Shop Cinema series attempts to cast a broad net but certainly only touches upon the genre. Most of these offerings are relatively contemporary along with a robust selection of 70's counter cinema. So, leave the raincoats at home, grab a drink from the bar, and we’ll (pretend we don’t) see you in the dark.

Films and Events in Program...

  • Sex Shop Cinema All Access Pass

    Sex Shop Cinema All Access Pass

    Get the festival pass for all 10 Sex Shop Cinema screenings. Only $30: DFS members, $40: Non-members.... more
  • Last Tango in Paris

    Last Tango in Paris

    France , 1972 , 136 min.
    Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Penetrate the moody, sensual world of Last Tango in Paris, and prepare yourself for "the most controversial film of its era" (Leonard Maltin). Nominated for two Academy Awards® Director (Bernardo Bertolucci) and Actor (Marlon Brando) and exuding a sexual energy unlike any film before or after... more
  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    USA , 1997 , 155 min.
    Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Special Edition Screening in memoriam to Philip Seymour Hoffman 35mm presentation - Even if the notorious 1970s porn-filmmaking milieu doesn't exactly turn you on, don't let it turn you off to this movie's extraordinary virtues, either. Boogie Nights is one of the key movies of the 19... more
  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    USA , 1976 , 77 min.
    Director: Bud Townsend Though it bears the title of the well-loved children's classic, this movie is a soft-core porn film which focuses on the erotic education of a virginal young woman. Many of the beauties populating this film are former Playboy models.... more
  • Films on Tap: Showgirls

    Films on Tap: Showgirls

    USA , 1995 , 128 min.
    Director: Paul Verhoeven Seduction, passion and power struggles unfold when the creators of Basic Instinct, director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, blow the lid off the seemingly glamorous world of Las Vegas showdancing to create one of the most controversial - and shocking - films of all time.... more
  • The Sarnos - A Life in Dirty Movies

    The Sarnos - A Life in Dirty Movies

    Sweden , 80 min.
    Director: Wiktor Ericsson The Sarnos - A Life in Dirty Movies is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno, "the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street," and his loyal wife and collaborator Peggy.... more
  • Johnny Minotaur

    Johnny Minotaur

    USA , 1971 , 80 min.
    Director: Charles Henri Ford MM Serra will present the premiere of the newly restored 16mm print of Johnny Minotaur. Featuring narration by Allen Ginsberg and Salvador Dali.... more
  • Let My Puppets Come

    Let My Puppets Come

    USA , 1976 , 75 min.
    Director: Gerard Damiano “A farcical look at how the director made his best known film, Deep Throat, except this is a musical and the cast is almost exclusively composed of fornicating puppets."... more
  • A Labor of Love

    A Labor of Love

    USA , 1975 , 67 min.
    Director: Robert Flaxman , Daniel Goldman In the winter of 1974, a naive independent filmmaker based in Chicago found funding to make his first feature, to be titled “The Last Affair.” The one stipulation mandated by his financial bakers was that the movie needed to include hardcore sex scenes. A Labor of Love documents the ensuing h... more
  • Inside Deep Throat

    Inside Deep Throat

    USA , 2005 , 92 min.
    Director: Fenton Bailey , Randy Barbato It was banned in 23 states. The government didn't want you to see it. Deep Throat was more than just a titillating curiosity, it was the sexually explicit film that ignited a social and political firestorm.... more
  • Deep Throat

    Deep Throat

    USA , 1972 , 61 min.
    Director: Gerard Damiano A sexually-frustrated woman (Linda Lovelace, credited as playing herself) asks her friend Helen (Dolly Sharp) for advice on how to achieve an orgasm. After a sex party provides no help, Helen recommends that Linda visit a doctor (Harry Reems). The doctor discovers that Linda's clitoris is located in... more
  • Moebius


    South Korea , 2013 , 91 min.
    Director: Kim Ki-duk Kim Ki-duk's Freudian breakdown of the family unit sees a wife take revenge upon her adulterous husband by dismembering their son. And then things really take a turn to the extreme as the family falls into complete destruction.... more
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