Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17
Jon Wang presents Sliver
(Phillip Noyce, 1993)

“The view from the outside is nothing compared to the view from the inside,” teased the trailer for this 1993 erotic thriller starring it-girl Sharon Stone as Carly.  Following a recent divorce, Carly moves into the elite Sliver building and becomes entangled in an intrigue involving a pair of suitors, a suspicious suicide, and a stranger who spies on her via hidden cameras. For artist Jon Wang, a secret VHS viewing of the film provided his first erotic cinematic memory: “Since I was homeschooled and raised in a cultish conservative Chinese immigrant family…it was moments like this, alone in other people’s homes, where I caught glimpses of the outside world.”

Screening as part of the Fall 2018 season of Queer|Art|Film

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1993
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Director Phillip Noyce