Scandinavian Blue: Book Launch and Screening with Jack Stevenson
Thursday, May 20, 7:30pm
SF ex-pat Jack Stevenson returns to YBCA to launch his new book Scandinavian Blue with a screening of the Danish film Venom from 1966, and a couple of short surprises. Venom deals with what was then an ultra-topical issue: pornography, and caused immense controversy. It set in motion the whole debate on censorship in the cinema and led to its abolition in 1969, but was also a work of high quality, deemed by Playboy to be an honest and clear-sighted film, "a jolt of shock therapy."
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Public Info: 415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=11091
Tickets: $8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members
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Added by ybcapr on April 30, 2010