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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Twilight Time

1972 / 1:85 / Street Date July 18th, 2017

Starring: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Tony Randall, Burt Reynolds

Cinematography: David M. Walsh

Film Editor: Eric Albertson

Written by Woody Allen

Produced by Jack Brodsky, Elliott Gould

Music: Mundell Lowe

Directed by Woody Allen

A how-to book for fledgling libertines, David Reuben’s bestselling Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) was the kind of sex manual that could remain on the coffee table when the in-laws arrived. An everyman’s guide to the birds and the bees, it ambled through its range of racy topics, from sodomy, cunnilingus to, um, plastic surgery for the genitalia, with both commonsensical and alarmingly retrograde attitudes, dispensing its advice with all the excitement of an insurance agent’s visit. When Woody Allen was given the opportunity to adapt it,
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Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” Ends Broadway Run with Highest Weekly Gross Yet

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Paula Vogel’s Tony-winning play “Indecent” ended its Broadway run last night on a new high. After 128 performances and 15 previews at Cort Theatre, the show closed with its highest weekly gross yet: $739,171. “Indecent” was originally set to end June 25 but an increase in ticket sales and audience word-of-mouth led to a six-week extension. BroadwayWorld confirms that the play was profitable each week of its extended run.

The source adds that, though the show is closing in New York, there will be plenty of future opportunities to catch “Indecent.” Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theatre will be putting on a production this season as will The Huntington in Boston. Further, the 2018–19 season will see productions of “Indecent” in cities including Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Denver, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Portland, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Audiences will also have the chance to watch “Indecent” on screen. One of the play’s final Broadway shows was filmed by BroadwayHD. This production will be available to stream in January 2018 in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent” examines the controversial 1923 play “God of Vengeance,” which was closed by police due to its depiction of lesbianism. It also explores themes of Judaism, immigration, xenophobia, and equality.

“Gender has been a constant chip on my shoulder,” Vogel told Women and Hollywood in an interview. “It has had an enormous impact. I have all of these ideas for Broadway-sized plays that I’ve never written because I just knew I couldn’t get them produced. This idea has too many women in the cast; this one would take two to three hours and if I got past one hour and 45 minutes I’d be told my play is too long.”

Vogel is an American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, has run Mfa programs at Brown and Yale, and is the recipient of multiple playwriting prizes including the Pulitzer. But she didn’t make her Broadway debut until “Indecent,” which she attributes to sexism.

“I think that most [women] know that it’s going to be a much deeper climb,” she explained. “It means that as artists we have better table manners because behavior is judged differently if you’re a woman artist.”

Vogel won the Pulitzer in 1998 for “How I Learned to Drive,” a portrait of a woman in a sexually abusive relationship with her uncle. Her other plays include “Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq,” “The Mineola Twins,” “The Baltimore Waltz,” “Hot ‘N Throbbing,” “Desdemona,” and “The Oldest Profession.”

Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” Ends Broadway Run with Highest Weekly Gross Yet was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Watch: Why Are Playwrights Lynn Nottage & Paula Vogel Only Just Making It to Broadway?

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Hollywood isn’t the only industry with a woman problem. A new video from women’s theater website The Interval reminds us of this as it spotlights Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, the only women with new plays on Broadway this season. The two accomplished theater veterans are only just making their Broadway debuts in 2017.

The animated infographic summarizes both women’s impressive resumes: Nottage attended Brown and Yale, her plays have been staged around the country, and she’s received a laundry list of awards, and Vogel is an American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, the recipient of multiple playwriting prizes, and has run Mfa programs at Brown and Yale. Both women have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The video then highlights the theater world’s blatant gender disparity. “Lynn and Paula are only just making it to Broadway,” the video informs us. And here’s the real heartbreaker: “None of the eight men with new plays on Broadway have won a Pulitzer.”

“Sweat,” Nottage’s Broadway debut, is about dissatisfaction, anger, and resentment among the working class, specifically among factory workers facing layoffs in Reading, Pennsylvania. Vogel’s debut, “Indecent,” examines the controversial 1923 play “God of Vengeance,” which was closed by police due to its depiction of lesbianism. As The Interval’s video emphasizes, “Both plays are super relevant to what’s happening in the world today,” a fact which makes the playwrights’ longtime exclusion from the Great White Way feel even more baffling.

Nottage is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. She won this year for “Sweat” and in 2009 for “Ruined,” which focuses on “ruined” women — rape survivors and sex workers — in civil war-torn Congo. Her other plays include “Crumbs from the Table of Joy,” “Fabulation,” “Intimate Apparel,” and “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.” “Sweat” previously won the Blackburn Prize in 2016.

“Winning the second Pulitzer firmly places me in conversation with this culture,” Nottage said of her recent win. She emphasized the importance of “representing for women” “representing for playwrights of color.”

Vogel won the Pulitzer in 1998 for “How I Learned to Drive,” a portrait of a woman in a sexually abusive relationship with her uncle. She and her “How I Learned to Drive” and “Indecent” producer Daryl Roth will be honored by the New Dramatists in May. Vogel’s previous plays include“Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq,” “The Mineola Twins,” “The Baltimore Waltz,” “Hot ‘N Throbbing,” “Desdemona,” and “The Oldest Profession.”

Check out the video below. It’s animated by Desiree Nasim and written by

Danielle Feder and Victoria Myers. You can watch The Interval’s other projects on Vimeo.

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Watch: Why Are Playwrights Lynn Nottage & Paula Vogel Only Just Making It to Broadway? was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Theater Review: John Michael is Really Cooking in ‘Meatball Seance’

Chicago – Currently, one of the best monologists in Chicago – and certainly one of the nuttiest – is John Michael. After notorious and successful runs of his last two one-man shows, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Penix” and “Dementia Me,’ Michael is taking on his dating life once again in the fun and hilarious “Meatball Seance.” The show has a Thursday night slot at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood through April 6th, 2017. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

Play Rating: 5.0/5.0

John Michael keeps his shows fluid by using crowd participation, and his latest one-man story time has members of the audience on stage with him for about 90% of the time. It is a perfect way to illustrate his up-and-down dating life, told in uproarious detail by Michael, wearing an apron, socks and designer underwear. The show barely takes a breath as it centers on a
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Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

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Warner Archive Collection

1957 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 130 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver, Van Doude, Lise Bourdin, Louis Jourdan, Betty Schneider.

Cinematography: William C. Mellor

Film Editor: Leonid Azar

Art Direction: Alexandre Trauner

Adapted Music: Franz Waxman

Written by: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond from a novel by Claude Anet

Produced and Directed by Billy Wilder

A favorite of Billy Wilder-philes, Love in the Afternoon is a strong expression of the ‘romantic-Lubitsch’ vein in Wilder’s work. It’s essentially a return to the early ’30s Lubitsch comedies with Maurice Chevalier, but played in a more bittersweet Viennese register. It’s also Wilder’s first collaboration with the comedy screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond. Together they fashion the predominantly verbal comedy machine that will carry them through three or four big hits, and a few losers that have become classics anyway.
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The Boston Strangler

True-Crime Terror! Richard Fleischer and Edward Anhalt’s riveting serial killer makes extensive use of split- and multi-screen imagery. One of the most infamous murder sprees on record fudges some facts but still impresses as a novel approach.

The Boston Strangler

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Twilight Time

1968 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 116 min. / Street Date November 15, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Hurd Hatfield, Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, Sally Kellerman, George Furth

Cinematography Richard H. Kline

Art Direction Richard Day, Jack Martin Smith

Film Editor Marion Rothman

Written by Edward Anhalt from the book by Gerold Frank

Produced by Robert Fryer

Directed by Richard Fleischer

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Twelve years ago i wasn’t all that impressed with The Boston Strangler. I thought it too slick and felt that its noted multi-screen sequences were a trick gimmick. I appreciate it more now — except for the name cast,
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‘Land of Mine’ Wins Three European Film Awards

‘Land of Mine’ Wins Three European Film Awards
Paris – Martin Zandvliet’s “Land of Mine,” which opened Toronto’s competitive Platform section, scooped up three of the first seven European Film Awards announced Thursday for below-the-line categories.

“Land of Mine,” a gripping historical drama following a group of young German POWs forced to de-mine Danish beaches after the Axis defeat, earned Camilla Hjelm Knudsen the Carlo di Palma award for best European cinematographer. It also won for costume design (Stefanie Bieker) as well as hair and makeup (Barbara Kreuzer).

The European Film Awards jury said that “Camilla Hjelm Knudsen’s cinematography creates a tension that supports the uniquely suggestive atmosphere of the film with great perfection….

“From the first moment, the visual language captures and impresses the spectator, demonstrating in great subtlety how much composition and lighting can contribute to the dramaturgy of a film and support story and characters in an unobtrusive way,” the jury added.

“Land
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One-Eyed Jacks

Marlon Brando put his all into this impassioned, expertly acted and crafted VistaVision western spectacle. Has it been overlooked because of the scarcity of quality presentations? Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Pina Pellicer, Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens are unforgettable, as are the Big Sur locations. One-Eyed Jacks Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 844 1961 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 141 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date November 22, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Pina Pellicer, Larry Duran, Sam Gilman, Míriam Colón, Timothy Carey, Margarita Cordova, Elisha Cook Jr., Rodolfo Acosta, Joan Petrone, Joe Dominguez, Tom Webb, Ray Teal, John Dierkes, Philip Ahn, Hank Worden, Clem Harvey, William Forrest, Mina Martinez. Cinematography Charles Lang. Jr. Film Editor Archie Marshek Original Music Hugo Friedhofer Written by Guy Trosper, Calder Willingham from the novel The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones by Charles Neider Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg Directed by Marlon Brando
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David Tennant Takes On ‘Don Juan In Soho’; Joanna Strevens Joins Carnival – Global Briefs

David Tennant Takes On ‘Don Juan In Soho’; Joanna Strevens Joins Carnival – Global Briefs
Marking a return to the West End, David Tennant has taken on the title role of Patrick Marber’s Don Juan In Soho. The erstwhile Doctor Who will begin previews at Wyndham’s Theatre from March 17, 2017 with a limited run ending on June 10. Marber is directing the “savagely funny and filthy” modern update which moves the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist — a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure. A veteran of…
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David Tennant Takes On ‘Don Juan In Soho’; Joanna Strevens Joins Carnival – Global Briefs

Marking a return to the West End, David Tennant has taken on the title role of Patrick Marber’s Don Juan In Soho. The erstwhile Doctor Who will begin previews at Wyndham’s Theatre from March 17, 2017 with a limited run ending on June 10. Marber is directing the “savagely funny and filthy” modern update which moves the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist — a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure. A veteran of…
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Psat Inspires the Twittersphere with Its Latest Meme Craze: Don Juan Ribero

The Twittersphere’s obsessions often come from random places (a celebrity’s Instagram account, a presidential debate, a music video), but it’s latest meme craze appears to be straight out of the pages of the Preliminary Sat.

On the test, given Wednesday, a section apparently included an excerpt from Isabel Allende’s 2000 novel Portrait in Sepia, about Aurora del Valle and her ambitious grandmother Paulina.

The test allegedly included a passage about the pair’s desperate attempts to persuade famed photographer Don Juan Ribero to take Aurora on as his apprentice. The photographer refused and persistent Aurora waited up
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Sex And Shampoo: New Hollywood's Finest Farce

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Shampoo, released in 1975, is the brainchild of two genius writers, Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, and a genius director at the top of his form, Hal Ashby. The film examines sex and relationships; and it’s one of the important and underseen films of the New Hollywood Era.

The 1970s is arguably the greatest decade for cinema. Not only in terms of the quality of movies coming out, or the careers launched, but in regard to the subject matter being tackled on film. Coming out right in the middle of the decade, Hal Ashby’s Shampoo is a must see for any film fans brushing up on the New Hollywood Era of American film.

Shampoo represents three important voices of the New Hollywood era coming together for the ultimate collaboration. Fresh off the success of Bonnie & Clyde, writer Robert Towne and actor/writer/producer Warren Beatty talked of a satirical
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Robin Hardy Dead at 86 – Directed The Wicker Man

“Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man”.

Christopher Lee claimed The Wicker Man (1973) was the greatest film he was ever part of. For good reasons, as this is one of the most unusual and original cinematic masterpieces ever brought to screen and an absolute must-see for everybody interested in movies. The unique greatness of The Wicker Man combines elements from a variety of genres; Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Drama, and even Musical, but it cannot really be limited to one particular genre. Scottish police sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) is called by an anonymous letter to investigate the disappearance of a young girl on the remote Scottish island Summerisle. Upon his arrival, nobody seems to have ever heard of the girl. The deeply religious Sergeant Howie, however, is shocked to find out that the residents of the island, above all the sophisticated but mysterious Lord Summerisle
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The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 43 – Alexander Korda’s Private Lives

This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this episode, David and Trevor discuss Eclipse Series 16: Alexander Korda’s Private Lives.

About the films:

Though born to modest means in Hungary, Alexander Korda would go on to become one of the most important filmmakers in the history of British cinema. A producer, writer, and director who navigated toward subjects of major historical significance and mythical distinction, Korda made a name for his production company, London Films, with the Oscar-winning The Private Life of Henry VIII. He then continued his populist investigation behind the scenes and in the bedrooms of such figures as Catherine the Great, Don Juan, and Rembrandt. Mixing stately period drama with surprising satire, these films are exemplars of grand 1930s moviemaking.
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Marc Alan Fishman: Secret Conversations About Steve Rogers

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Deep inside a bunker, equidistant from MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Univision, the remaining candidates vying for President of the United States secretly meet. Please note they do this every couple of days.

Lowly Pa: Sirs, Madam, I wanted to bring this item to you, as you may be handed some softball opinion questions in the next news cycle. That is if Donald hasn’t spouted off something racist that needs to be covered.

The Donald: Not this week, you loser.

Pa: Thank you, sir. May I have another sir? Anyways… So, Nick Spencer – a comic book writer – has penned a recent issue of Captain America wherein Steve Rogers has turned out have been brainwashed by Hydra for decades. This rewrites whole swatches of his origin, potentially. But I should note the story has only just –

The Donald: Weak! Pathetic! What a loser. I mean, look, are there some great yuge stories about Steve Rogers?
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Watch: Weiner, Set to Kick Off Rooftop Films Summer 2016 Series

New York’s Rooftop Films will kick off its 20th annual summer series on May 18 with a screening of Weiner, the winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s 2016 Us documentary grand jury prize. Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, Weiner will open in theaters May 20 and hit VOD on May 26 via Sundance Selects. As the trailer (above) shows, the documentary follows the now infamous former New York congressman on the 2013 mayoral campaign trail following a sexting scandal. In addition to Weiner, Rooftop Films will present the documentaries Don Juan and Life, Animated, as well as narrative titles Hunt for the Wilderpeople and White Girl. […]
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'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: The 'Kandi-Coated Clique' Gangs Up on Porsha

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'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: The 'Kandi-Coated Clique' Gangs Up on Porsha
In this episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, "Shade for Days," Kenya spends some quality time with her dad, Phaedra and Todd try to resolve their differences and Kandi accuses Porsha of taking sides.

The day after Kandi and Demetria's video release party, Kandi learns of the dust-up between Phaedra, Porsha and Don Juan. Shamea drops by The Kandi Factory and starts to regale Kandi with the gory details, and Kandi is taken aback. She's insulted that Porsha would find her so petty as to let something like money ruin a close friendship.
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‘Casanova (1977) / Casanova 2 (1982)’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

The New Erotic Adventures Of Casanova

(1977, dir: Carlos Tobalina)

John Holmes (Eruption) stars as John, a man who has recently inherited and sold off the estate of his late great grandfather. Looking for something of a keepsake, he visits the antique dealer (Tory Jeffery, The Autobiography of a Flea) and is given a bottle of cologne found in a desk. The cologne belongs to great Casanova and was used to scent his love letters. He applies some to his clothes and this leads to the first of many sexual encounters, this time being with the cleaner of the motel he is staying at. Once getting dirty with cleaner, he visits his family while he’s in town. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your preference) the effect of the cologne rubs off on them, leading John to literally rub off on them. Yes, even his underage cousins fall foul to magic of this scent.
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'Don Juan', 'Ukrainian Sheriffs' win at Idfa

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'Don Juan', 'Ukrainian Sheriffs' win at Idfa
Festival also confirms Michael Moore set to compile next year’s ‘Top 10’.

At a packed ceremony in Amsterdam last night, the 28th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) announced its prizes.

In previous years, the Idfa award ceremony was held during the festival’s final weekend but the event was brought forward to Wednesday night so that more industry delegates and filmmakers could attend.

Among the main prizes, Jerzy Sladkowski’s Don Juan won the Vpro Idfa Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary and Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk won the Idfa Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary.

The prize for the best Dutch documentary went to Ester Gould for A Strange Love Affair With Ego.

The festival’s opening film A Family Affair by Tom Fassaert was awarded the Idfa Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary.

Attendance / Michael Moore

Festival organisers expressed their happiness at ticket sales. Attendances fell sharply at the beginning of the festival as a direct
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Cat&Docs picks up Idfa winner 'Don Juan'

Cat&Docs picks up Idfa winner 'Don Juan'
Jerzy Sladkowski’s documentary centres on an autistic man whose mother attempts to make him ‘normal’.

Paris-based documentary specialist Cat&Docs has acquired international rights to Jerzy Sladkowski’s Don Juan, which last night won the Idfa Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary.

Maelle Guenegues, who handles acquisitions at Cat&Docs alongside company president Catherine Le Clef, said the pair had screened the film early on in International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) (Nov 18-29).

“We immediately agreed it was our type of film,” said Guenegues. “It’s a very intimate documentary about an autistic boy whose mother is putting him through all sorts of treatments to make him a real man.

“It reads like a fiction. It’s a great story, very well done.”

Polish-born, Sweden-based Sladkowski is best known for his award-winning 2010 film Vodka Factory, which captured the humdrum lives and contrasting dreams of female factory workers in Russia.

Don Juan takes him back to Russian, to the
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