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Strange Frequencies: PRINCE OF DARKNESS • Tuesday 10/23 at 7:15

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25th Anniversary!

(1989) dir Steven Soderbergh w/James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher [100 min; 35mm]
Meanwhile in Baton Rouge, a yuppie couple, Ann (MacDowell) and John (Gallagher) find their lives upended by the arrival of John’s old friend Graham (Spader). Graham’s predilection for videotaping women as they confess their sexual experiences and fantasies becomes the lynchpin that finally leads to life-changing events for the couple. Steven Soderbergh’s feature film debut is a masterful unveiling of the dark, intimate secrets behind the yuppie façade.

“★★★★★ Sex, Lies and Videotape is a startling movie.” – Empire Magazine

“There is a word for those who try to control their surroundings beyond the capacity of a single human being: neurotic… There is no doubt in my mind that Freud would have fawned over this 1989 film. With a budget of less than $2 million, Soderbergh managed to create a powerful study of sexuality that masterfully utilizes dialogue and set design to convey the film’s central themes.” Tessa Mediano examines the neurotic symbology of SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE in her Brattle Film Notes essay, “Sexuality and Set Design”

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Double Feature with DO THE RIGHT THING. Brattle passes accepted.

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