Larry Johnson Film Series: My Own Private Crucifixion

Wednesday Aug 19, 2009 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM This is a past program

Elective Affinities, a film series devised by Larry Johnson and William E. Jones, features works that might have shown at the Cinema Theater on Western Avenue before getting busted by the cops. Artistic ambition, opportunism, and (of course) sexual desire intermingle, with “art films” and “nudies” colliding rather than harmonizing.

My Own Private Crucifixion

Nico reads Thomas à Kempis while Ondine and Brigid Polk shoot speed and bemoan their preppy, run-amok children. High tech salvation awaits us all, to the sound of an analog synthesizer.

This evening features a screening of Andy Warhol’s rarely seen “sexploitation” feature Imitation of Christ, preceded by William E. Jones’s short video, Film Montages (for Peter Roehr).

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.