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Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

I am Curious (Yellow)

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Friday 1/10
7:00 pm
$9 General Admission
$7 Students & Seniors
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dir. Vilgot Sjoman, Sweden, 1967, 35mm, 121 min.

This program contains adult content

Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjöman’s I Am Curious—Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of Lena (Lena Nyman), a searching and rebellious young woman, and her personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, as well as her bold exploration of her own sexual identity. I Am Curious—Yellow is a subversive mix of dramatic and documentary techniques, attacking capitalist injustices and frankly addressing the politics of sexuality.

Preceded by:
Touch Cinema
dir. Valie Export, Austria, 1968, HD, 1 min.

Please join us before the film for an opening night reception with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, beginning at 6pm.

Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution has
been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage