APRIL 27th through MAY 3rd, FRIDAY to THURSDAY AT 7, 9:15PM NO 7 PM SHOWS ON WEDS MAY 2nd AND THURS May 3rd
(Michael Glawogger, Austria, 2011, 35mm/Digital, 110 min)
In 2011, Michael Glawogger completed his trilogy of Globalization Documentaries. The third installment zeroes in on prostitution on three fronts - religion, state, and language - in countries where each variable is different. In the City of Joy in Bangladesh, prostitutes see their services as the only thing keeping men from attacking women in the streets. Sex workers in Thailand hope to supplement their work - viewed as just another industry - with second jobs. And in a city tellingly close to the U.S. border, where the film finally crosses the innermost threshold of the sex industry, Mexican women form a cult around a merciful goddess of death. But anyone who has seen Megacities or Workingman's Death will recognize the "signature" of Glawogger's documentary camera: as it invades, it transforms, and startles the audience with scenes of surprising beauty.
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