Monday, June 10

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive

The DocYard: The Raft

Director: Marcus Lindeen

Film Details: 2018, 97 minutes, DCP, English, French, Japanese, Swedish, German and Spanish with English subtitles

Film Website

Winner of the Best International Documentary at CPH:DOX. Official selection at IDFA, BFI London Film Festival, Zürich Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, São Paolo Film Festival and DocLisboa.

Filmmaker Marcus Lindeen will attend in person for discussion.

About the Film:

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as ‘The Sex Raft’, nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as ‘one of the strangest group experiments of all time.’

“Gripping…The surprisingly short leap from radical academic study to lurid exploitation is navigated with wit, sensitivity and rueful social awareness in Swedish director Marcus Lindeen’s gripping debut feature ‘The Raft’.” – Variety

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About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

Ticket Information:

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Monday 6/10
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.