Writer of O
Showing at 07:00PM on Friday, April 15, 2005
More Documentaries, Spotlight Films
Friday, April 15, 2005 at 7:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 9:30pm at Enzian Theater
FRANCE/USA, 2004, 80 MIN
IN ENGLISH & FRENCH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY POLA RAPAPORT
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Due to sexual content, no one under 18 will be admitted.
“Her lover one day takes O for a walk in a section of the city where they never go....” Thus begins the 1954 novel The Story of O, which exploded onto the literary landscape with a sexual intensity that permanently redefined the connections between art and erotica. Using a fascinating blend of documentary and fiction, filmmaker Pola Rapaport (Family Secret, Blind Light) reveals the motives of the author whose identity remained a secret for more than 40 years. We meet her publisher, her lover, and her colleagues from the French literary establishment. We understand how a shy, octogenarian academic came to write a novel about the satisfactions of sexual slavery and bondage in the censorious 1950s. This electrifying story within a story will leave you with no doubts about why the New York Times called Pauline Reagé “more dangerous than the Marquis de Sade.” Sex … love … literature … feminism … censorship … liberation … WRITER OF O.