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Dirty Looks: The Sex Garage / Finished

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The Sex Garage / Finished, 1972, 1997 16mm Film Variable © the artists
Dirty Looks: The Sex Garage / Finished
Curated by: Bradford Nordeen

253 East Houston Street
10002 New York
NY
US
February 23rd, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
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http://www.participantinc.org
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bronx
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212-254-4334
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 12-7
TAGS:  
video-art
COST:  
Donation only

DESCRIPTION

Program:
Fred Halsted - The Sex Garage (1972)
William E. Jones - Finished (1997)

William E. Jones has crafted a remarkable art career around pornography. Emerging in the mid-90s on the indie film scene with the documentary Massillon, Jones’ second feature, Finished follows the filmmaker’s obsession with Québécois porn star, Alan Lambert. Finished is as much about a viewer’s heated voyeurism as it is an account of the troubled performer - who committed public suicide in a misguided act of political transgression. After the film’s release, Jones took to working with historic porn footage, organizing massive archives for various collectors and institutions.

He emerged with a new subject: Fred Halsted, a 70s porntrepreneur who opened Halstead’s, a stand-and-fuck bar in Silverlake, ran the magazine Package, and directed experimental sex films like LA Plays Itself, A Night At Halstead’s and the short, The Sex Garage. Dirty Looks brings together these obsessions.

**the screening contains explicit material not suitable for minors**

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