Date:
September 29–September 30, 2017
Price: $12
Type of event:
Visual AIDS Recommends
Location:

Dirty Looks Presents Sesión Continua: A 24-hour Porn Theater

Video Revival
346 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11225
USA
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Part marathon screening, part installation, this 24-hour porn theatre works to recall the queer porn storefronts and picture palaces that proliferated the city before the advent of home video and the rise in LGBTQ visibility in popular cinema. From midnight Friday through midnight Saturday, Dirty Looks will screen classic works of gay and lesbian erotica in “sesión continua”-style: no schedules, no set attendance times. Slip in and out or stay a while, come together to witness a public approach towards explicit cinema that blended avant-garde film forms with another industry’s titillating requirements.

Sesión Continua will take place at Video Revival, a 25-seat theater and organization dedicated to film and the arts in Central Brooklyn. "We want to convey the intimacy and appetites that animated storefront porn theaters pre-Giuliani, with a limited seating that calls for closeness and an extended program that lubricates the flow of audiences into the theater," said Bradford Nordeen, Creative Director of Dirty Looks.

Assembling an array of largely pre-VHS pornographic titles, from Gay Hardcore to Lezspoitation, Dirty Looks has worked with Vinegar Syndrome and Curse of Cherifa in selecting titles that queer and diversify gay pornography’s oft-limited lens of focus. Keeping true to originary programming models of sex cinemas of the late 1960s, the programming will alternate between XXX works and avant-garde fair, then considered too personal or tempestuous for standard cinema screens.