Current & Upcoming Films
Director Liz Canner IN PERSON after 6:45 shows Fri & Sat!
Reception on Saturday, April 2 at Good Vibrations (603 Valencia St.)!
After the 6:45pm show on Monday, April 4, panelists who can address the nuances of both the medical world and the sexological will comment and add their knowledge and perspectives to the discussion. Curated and moderated by GV Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen, one of the interviewees in Orgasm Inc., the panel will also give audience members a chance to ask experts their own questions about issues raised in the movie. Panel members are: Robin Mills, Alan Shindel, Mkail-Hashiki and Heather S. Howard.
Saturday's show is co-presented by the Anti-Corporate Film Festival
In the shocking and hilarious documentary Orgasm, Inc., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos during the drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. Orgasm, Inc. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm. Upbeat, engaging, enlightening, and provocative, Orgasm, Inc. will change the way you think about sex. Dir: Liz Canner, USA, 2009, Digital, 73 min.
Critic's Pick - New York Times
"A Must-See" - Variety
"Will leave you hot and bothered" - Time Magazine