Dirty Drawings... With Happy Endings
Bruno Irizarry (USA, 2010, 51 min.)
Location: Chicago Filmmakers
What’s the difference between erotic art and pornography? This documentary sets out to answer that question as it tracks the journey of a group of gay male artists in NYC who are blurring the distinction as they struggle to create a commercial market for their sexually-explicit artwork. The film is loaded with nude models disrobing and getting into some of the most risqué poses imaginable...and yes, some of their drawing sessions really do have happy endings. But it’s not all about titillation. These artists are serious and passionate about their art, and find that the male nude body is the greatest inspiration for their creativity.
Also showing:Margaret & Evergon
Donald Winkler (Canada, 2011, 45 min.)
Celebrated Montreal photographer Evergon took a remarkable series of nude portraits of his own mother when she was 80. This documentary explores the lives of the mother and son behind the photographs, uncovering their poignant family history and unique and inspiring relationship.