Viva (2007) A Carlton Midnight Society Presentation!

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Carlton Cinema says
THE CARLTON MIDNIGHT SOCIETY
proudly presents:

VIVA
directed by Anna Biller
USA / 2007 / 120 mins / English

VIVA is about a bored housewife in 1972 who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women's lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town. Barbi becomes a Red Riding Hood in a sea of wolves, and quickly learns a lot more than she wanted to about nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies, bisexuality, sadism, drugs, and bohemia. Saturated to the hilt with vibrant color and exquisite period detail, and full of the kind of innocent nude romps you see before censorship codes lifted, VIVA looks like a lost film from the late '60s, and is a tribute to the best of exploitation cinema, from Herschell Gordon Lewis’ SUBURBAN ROULETTE to Radley Metzger’s CAMILLE 2000.

Since its inception, the CARLTON MIDNIGHT SOCIETY has brought you everything from kaiju and kung fu vampires to Italian Terminators and Turkish superheroes. But what if we told you there was an absolutely fabulous sexploitation musical, written, directed, produced, edited, costume and set designed by a female filmmaker who also stars and sings in it? Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and on February 20th, he's bringing you the gift of VIVA directed by one of the most daring and visionary genre filmmakers of our time, Anna Biller!

In Anna Biller's own words:

"In the film VIVA, I am reworking old sexploitation movies from the ‘60s and early ‘70s, from a woman's point of view. Vintage sexploitation films interest me because they revolve around fantasies of a woman's power over the male, her beauty, her desirability, her sex appeal. The idea was to make a movie that seems like a sexploitation movie, and that offers up all the spectacle and lurid promise of that genre, while at the same time talking about what women really go through, their fantasies and sexual trials."

February is Women in Genre Appreciation Month and we are incredibly proud to be presenting the UNCUT and UNCENSORED version of Anna Biller's 2007 faux-grindhouse masterpiece, VIVA!

Feature starts at 11pm (ish).

General Admission $10, Students $7, Seniors $6
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By: Carlton Cinema