We welcome American writer Josh Alan Friedman, author of "NOW DIG THIS - THE UNSPEAKABLE WRITINGS OF TERRY SOUTHERN," the second of a series series on Terry Southern who wrote or co-wrote the scripts on many of the most groundbreaking films of the American counter-culture period. Tonight he presents and discusses CANDY and BARBARELLA.
18:00 = CAFE AREA OPENS
19:00 = INTRODUCTION BY JOSH ALAN FRIEDMAN (NOTE! for BOTH films!)
19.30 = CANDY (1968/2 hours) - 16mm print! TThey don't make 'em like this anymore. Based on Terry Southern's classic novel, CANDY is a remarkable film featuring a swinging soundtrack, actors like Richard Burton and Marlon Brando spoofing comics, and a fast-moving picaresque story that satirizes late 60s America (military, academia, Eastern religion, etc.). Criticized upon release for lack of any coherent story, it is in fact one of the most unique and outrageous films from that era. Advocating sexual freedom and experimentation, Candy is one fun movie with a funny script by Buck Henry and wild visuals, like a glass-bottom limousine and Brando's gurumobile.
22.00 = BARBARELLA (1968/98 min.) The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, Barbarella astronaut landed on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There are counters such as the Excessive Machine, a genuine six body on which an expert of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can take a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take shape in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking giant hookah which is dispensed with Essence of Man through a poor victim of struggling in its glass globe. A classic sexual science fiction fantasy of the 60s with an all-star cast of underground luminaries.
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