Variety

Variety

Directed by: Bette Gordon

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Director Bette Gordon and stars Sandy McLeod, Will Patton, and Luis Guzman in person!

The sexually charged tale of a woman’s journey of self discovery, VARIETY is a fascinating independent film that challenges common notions about feminism and pornography. Emerging out of the underground NYC arts scene that produced the late 80s boom in American independent cinema, VARIETY contains the contributions of an impressive array of talent, including cinematographer Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion), actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), a script by the late cult novelist Kathy Acker, and a score by actor and musician John Lurie (Stranger than Paradise). The film stars Sandy McLeod as a woman who takes a job selling tickets at a Times Square porn theatre, gradually becoming drawn into the life a gangster (Richard Davidson). Will Patton, Spalding Grey and Nan Goldin co-star. Joining Gordon for a post-screening discussion will be a panel of talent from the film’s cast and crew including Luis Guzman, Will Patton, Sandy McLeod and others to be announced. Screening courtesy of Kino.

NR, 100 Minutes
USA, 1983


"Boldly goes into feminine response to pornography -- and the results are by no means predictable... A brave foray across a minefield."
- Time Out (London)


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