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Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

The Telephone Book

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Saturday 1/18
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dir. Nelson Lyon, US, 1971, HD, 81 min.

This program contains adult content

A major, though forgotten, work from New York’s underground film scene of the late 60s and early 70s, Nelson Lyon’s The Telephone Book tells the story of Alice, a sex-obsessed hippie who falls in love with the world’s greatest obscene phone caller and embarks on a quest to find him. Her journey introduces her to an avant-garde stag filmmaker, a manipulative psychiatrist, a lesbian housewife, and more. Photographed in high-contrast black-and-white, and punctuated with a remarkable, surreal color animated sequence, The Telephone Book features appearances by Jill Clayburgh, Warhol superstars Ultra Violet and Ondine (Warhol himself was alleged to have been filmed but never made it into the final cut) and legendary voiceover talent Norman Rose.

Preceded by:
Desire Pie
dir. Lisa Crafts, US, 1976, 16mm, 5 min.



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