|Saturday Oct. 7th, 2006 - 5pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. @ W. 12th St. Tickets are $6.00.
Ben Meade, Lenexa KS USA, Documentary Feature 01:07:12
From the birth of cinema through the 1960s in the United States, most pornographic films were brief, black and white, anonymously produced films known as 'stag films', 'blue movies', or 'smokers,' so called because of the smoke-filled rooms where men would gather for private screenings.
Initially shot on 35mm film, the advent of 16mm and 8mm consumer film stock allowed for production of about 1,000 of these films between 1915 and 1968. 'American Stag' examines the 'stag' film not as much for the subject matter or lack of production value, but as a metaphor and reflection of American popular culture. Featuring film footage from the largest private 'stag' film collection in North America, American Stag is an amazing study of a subterranean phenomena of cinema in the western world.
Featuring interviews with Adam Carolla, Melvin Van Peebles, Tommy Chong, Barbara Hammer, Linda Williams, Chris Gore, David Skal, and Rupert Jee. NEW YORK PREMIERE
This feature will be preceded by two short films:
David Dean Bottrell Los Angeles CA USA Short 00:14:59
A Hollywood agent (dispatched to sign a 'hot' new writer) and a sensitive gay man (waiting for a blind date), mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet. Hilarity ensues.
Cihan Kaan Brooklyn NY USA Short
After putting his iPod on shuffle mode an Unknown Resident (Michael Wiener) wanders a murky Brooklyn avenue but does he belong here? Is this a hallucination? Both? All will be clear in time, when he, and we, surrender to Shuffle Mode.