Monday, March 08, 2010

Seattle, here I come...

I'm coming to town March 20 for the Seattle premiere of my first film, All That Sheltering Emptiness, made in collaboration with Gina Carducci…

It’s showing at a delicious night of sex worker made media called …

LET'S DO IT!
Saturday, March 20, 8pm
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Seattle WA 98122

Tickets cost $6 for Film Forum members, $6.50 for seniors and $9 for general admission. Tickets are available at www.nwfilmforum.org or by calling (1-800) 838-3006, and you might want to get them early...

Here’s the blurb for the night:

From the Sangli district in the rural south of India to the life of a New York City callboy, sex workers have reached out through the medium of film to share their myriad of experiences. To combat the misrepresentations in the mainstream media of those who trade erotic labor, sex workers and sex worker activists aim to reduce stigmatization by becoming their own authors, reporters and organizers. LET'S DO IT! includes films from Seattle filmmakers Kinsey Bell (Manicured) and Basil Shadid and billie rain (Humor Me), as well the performance film I Want You, with multimedia artist Sadie Lune, experimental work by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Gina Carducci (All That Sheltering Emptiness) and the documentary shorts In Our Own Image and Taking the Pledge, among others. The evening's program will highlight some of the artistic and political achievements of sex workers, and explore the complicated challenges unique to those in the sex industry.

Following the screening will be a delicious panel discussion with local starlight Miss Indigo Blue (Academy of Burlesque), local writer and sex worker Sophia J. Russel and billie rain (dual power infamy), out of town guest Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (author of So Many Ways To Sleep Badly) and other special guests. Everyone is encouraged to join this discussion!

The evening's event is a benefit to raise funds for a local resource guide by and for sex workers. The night's frivolities will include food, beverages, music and a raffle.

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