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FILM SCREENINGS

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  • I Am Curious (Yellow)

    1967. Sweden. Vilgot Sjöman. 121 min.

Monday, October 27, 2008, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • I Am Curious (Yellow)

    1967. Sweden. Written and directed by Vilgot Sjöman. With Lena Nyman, Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt. After a precedent-setting censorship battle in the U.S. courts, Sjöman's film was released with an X rating to more-than-curious American audiences, including a rhapsodic Norman Mailer. Today, the controversial and sensational film can be regarded less as a bit of Swedish titillation and more as a revealing, vérité-style exposé of tensions and hypocrisies within the counterculture movement—between free love and sexist egoism, Marxist politics and posturing, and nonviolent resistance and the will to power. Preserved by the Archival Film Collections of the Svenska Filminstitutet. In Swedish; English subtitles. 121 min.