Cinema Slapdown Round 41: SHAME
MORALS—A semester of Quarrels. Laurels. Morals.
Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor
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Come for the film, stay for the fight—fun, fractious and free!
Screening of Steve McQueen’s Shame followed by a knockdown, drag out debate between Dr. Neal J Gordon, Ed.D “Sex addiction is really curable.” Licensed Clinical Psychologist vs. Clarisse Thorn “Sex addiction is a made-up diagnosis.” Curator of the Sex+++ Film Series and Author of The S&M Feminist. Referee’d by Film & Video Department Associate Professor and Talk Cinema host Ron Falzone.
Is Michael Fassbender hooked on sex in the city or in a sexy crisis? Is movie sex explicit or explicitly unpleasant? Can visual pleasure communicate existential misery? Are Brandon and Sissy bad people or from a bad place? Does Shame compare to Last Tango in Paris, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York or is it the most provocative and compelling film of recent past?
Writers Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan (2011)
Stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale
Rated NC-17. 101 min.