Blank Narcissus + Pink Narcissus

PRIDE ON SCREEN. Director PETER STRICKLAND will discuss his new short film BLANK NARCISSUS (Passion of the Swamp) in an exclusive pre-recorded interview presented on the cinema screen. Strickland's short will screen following the Q&A prior to a rare cinema screening of the seminal 1971 erotic poem directed by James Bidgood, PINK NARCISSUS, which inspired Strickland's short.

BLANK NARCISSUS (Passion of the Swamp). Directed by Peter Strickland, commissioned by Prototype. An aging porno director (played by Michael Brandon from Dario Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet) makes a commentary in 2022 for the DVD of an underground 16mm film he made in 1972 that has recently been rediscovered. As the beautiful stud in the film (played by newcomer Sebastien Kapps) undergoes a series of erotic reveries, the director laments his doomed love affair with his protagonist.

PINK NARCISSUS. Directed by James Bidgood (aka Anonymous). Before Pierre et Gilles, before David LaChapelle, before Jeff Koons, before the neo-Pop movement there was James Bidgood and PINK NARCISSUS. An erotic poem set within the fantasies of a young male prostitute, Bidgood's underground film is a unique experience in visual fantasy. Shot mostly on 8mm within the filmmaker's small New York apartment over a seven year period, it was initially released under the alias of Anonymous before a search twenty years after its underground release revealed it was the work of artist James Bidgood.
Rating E18+
Genre Drama
Running Time 77
Show Times

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