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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Erotic Heritage Museum Presents...

Las Vegas hottest museum "literally" will be presenting several historical documentaries and movies in May. If you have not had an opportunity to visit the museum I would highly encourage you to go. Though the museum may not be for everyone and may make you blush it is definitely a place that explores what is the most natural part of being human. 

for more information please visit http://www.eroticheritage.org/

Movie listing for May 2010

May 1-2, 1pm, 6pm and 8pm

Different from the Others (Anders als die Andern) - 1919

50 minutes
Banned by the German government shortly after its theatrical release in 1919, this rare silent film was one of the first popular movies to deal with the subject of homosexuality. The plot centers on a homosexual violinist (Conrad Veidt) who's blackmailed after trying to pick up a man at a dance. The film was written in part by Magnus Hirschfeld, a renowned German sexologist and founder of the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Leo Connard, Ilse von Tasso-Lind, Alexandra Willegh, Ernst Pittschau, Fritz Schulz, Wilhelm Diegelmann, Clementine Plessner, Anita Berber, Reinhold Schünzel, Helga Molander, Magnus Hirschfeld, Richard Oswald

May 7  7pm and 9pm - May 8, 1pm, 6pm, 9pm 

Water Lilies (Naissance des pieuvres) - 2007

85 minutes
A Caméra d'Or contender at Cannes, this coming-of-age drama from first-time feature film director Céline Sciamma tracks the sexual awakenings of three female friends over the course of a single summer. Finding privacy in the solitude of the swimming pool locker room, blossoming teens Marie (Pauline Acquart), Anne (Louise Blachère) and Floriane (Adele Haenel) come to learn the true meaning of arousal and the power of sexual attraction.
Director: Céline Sciamma Genres: Foreign Gay & Lesbian, Romance, French

May 9, 1pm 6pm 9pm - 5/14 7pm and 9pm

The Closet (Le Placard) - 2000

85 minutes
A milquetoast accountant (Daniel Auteuil) is about to get fired from his job for literally being a bore. But at the last minute, a helpful neighbor (Michel Aumont) concocts a "new life" for him as an out-of-the-closet (read: intriguing) homosexual, and suddenly everything changes. Gérard Depardieu co-stars as a homophobic officemate who might be masking a few feelings of his own in writer-director Francis Veber's foreign language comedy.
Genres: Foreign Film, Lifestyles, French  This movie Witty, Feel-good, Steamy

May 15-16, 1pm, 6pm and 8pm

Fetishes - 1996

87 minutes
This provocative documentary takes a trip inside Pandora's Box, one of New York City's most luxurious S & M clubs. For two weeks, Nick Broomfield and his crew interviewed mistresses and clients about the rubber, whips, wrestling, corporal punishment and more that occurs inside these walls, catching the secret cravings of some of the most seemingly low-key, ordinary people.
Director: Nick Broomfield

May 21, 7pm and 9pm - May 22,  1pm 6pm 9pm

American Swing - 2008

81 minutes
Mathew Kaufman and Jon Hart direct this documentary that chronicles the rise, heyday and decline of New York City's Plato's Retreat, the legendary sex club that catered to adventurous heterosexual couples in the 1970s and beyond. Featuring frank interviews with former members and graphic footage of the club's activities, the film explores how a once-thriving center of free love imploded amid drugs, tangled relationships and the rise of AIDS.

May 23, 1pm 6pm 9pm - May 28, 7pm and 9pm

F**k: A Documentary (F*ck) - 2006

90 minutes
Filmmaker Steve Anderson explores the "F" word in this provocative documentary, which delves into the expletive's history, taboo and power, and includes interviews with everyone from Pat Boone to Ice-T. Scholars trace the word's origin and evolution, while others (including Kevin Smith, Sam Donaldson and Lenny Bruce) weigh in on issues such as free speech. The film also features Bill Plympton's animations.
May 29-30, 1pm 3pm 9pm

This Film Is Not Yet Rated - 2000

90 minutes
Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence. Interviewees include John Waters, Darren Aronofsky, Maria Bello, Atom Egoyan and more.

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