Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Love film? Volunteer for Film Love Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Blow Job (Andy Warhol, 1964)

Film Love curator Andy Ditzler, who brings experimental and avant-garde cinema to Atlanta, needs your help setting up his for his screening at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema this week. If you have a half-hour to kill around 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) please e-mail info@frequentsmallmeals.com.

This week's Film Love is part of the Out on Film Festival. The weeklong event of contemporary films dealing with LGBTQ themes concludes by delving into two of Andy Warhol's most influential works of the 1960s.

Blow Job (1964) features the titular sex act performed on an anonymous jacketed male. But don't get too excited ... the camera is focused on the man's face for the film's 36-minute running time. For this reason, the work reads as an intimate of exploration of human sexuality and excitation rather than an explicit portrait of oral sex.

The second film, My Hustler (1965) focuses on the same themes as Blow Job but in a vastly different way. Largely improvised by its actors, the raucous comedy focuses on Ed Hood, a Harvard grad student out for a weekend on Fire Island with the beautiful (but rented) Paul America.

$10. 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 8. Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema. 678-495-1424. www.landmarktheatres.com.

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