AIMEZ-VOUS DES FEMMES? + 1

AIMEZ-VOUS LES FEMMES? (“Do You Like Women?”) Production: France, 1964 Director: Jean Léon Category: Cannibalism LA TRISTESSE DES ANTHROPOPHAGES (“The Sorrow Of The Cannibals”) Production: France, 1966 Director: Jean-Denis Bonan Category: Coprophilia A scatological absurdity that depicts a gourmet restaurant where the chefs serve up platters of steaming excrement squeezed hot from Continue Reading

ZEFIRO TORNA

ZEFIRO TORNA Production: USA, 1992 Director: Jonas Mekas Category: Documentary Dedicated “to the wind of Lithuania”, this is Mekas’ elegy for George Maciunas, his countryman and the leading Fluxus artist, a memorial in film clips from 1952 to 1978. Maciunas (1931–1978) organized the first Fluxus event in 1961 at the Continue Reading

LA DONNA SCIMMIA

LA DONNA SCIMMIA (“The Monkey Woman”) Production: Italy, 1963 Director: Marco Ferreri Category: Freaks Based on the real-life story of “Gorilla Woman” Julia Pastrana (born Mexico 1832), a hypertrichosis (excessive body hair) sufferer whose corpse was mummified by husband/promotor Theodore Lent and toured around Europe in a glass coffin. Posted Continue Reading

THE VIPERS + 1

THE VIPERS Production: NL, 1955 Director: Shinkichi Tajiri Category: Experimental/Drugs A short, experimental film shot on 16mm by Tajiri – a Dutch-American sculptor of Japanese ancestry – which won a prize at Cannes for its innovations in the language of film. At around 9 minutes, The Vipers is an early trip Continue Reading