John Cameron Mitchell’s exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in NYC still shines fifteen years later in this 4K restoration
World Premiere of 4K Restoration
An exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in New York City, SHORTBUS still shines fifteen years later in this delicious 4K restoration. The second feature from John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) follows an ensemble of artists through underground salons, therapy offices, and downtown apartments as they search for sexual liberation and personal satisfaction.
While the film has been widely unavailable for the last decade following its buzzy premiere at Cannes in 2006, it has retained an intrinsic link to the spirit of New York and is prime for reappraisal. Billed at the time as controversial for its frank depiction of polyamory and unsimulated sex, this raw comedy-drama will take both repeat viewers and first-time audiences on a thrilling ride.
Cast: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles, Jay Brannan, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Yolonda Ross, Miriam Shor, Dirty Martini
Please note: this film will not be playing virtually
John Cameron Mitchell
Narrative, Romance, Drama, Comedy
In-Person: October 20 at 7:30PM (BAM - Cinema 1)