The Movie Orgy

1968, 270 min.

Before SLIFF’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree established his Hollywood career, Joe Dante traipsed around the country with producer Jon Davison, toting the endless number of reels that made up “The Movie Orgy,” an epic seven-hour compilation film that the pair screened at colleges and rep houses in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Scavenging the detritus of pop culture, “The Movie Orgy” smartly juxtaposed trailers, B-movie excerpts, old commercials, sex-hygiene films, newscasts, and music clips to create a sly narrative full of wit, humor, and unexpected new meanings. Largely unseen since its original tour, “The Movie Orgy” entered the realm of film legend. Recently, however, Dante transferred his decaying 16mm original to a digital format, and a slimmed-down version – now a mere 270 minutes – is making a welcome return to highly select venues. SLIFF is pleased to offer this Sunday matinee, allowing film fans to have a nooner with “The Movie Orgy.”

Show Times
Sun, Nov 11 at 11:00am
Director: 
Joe Dante

With director Dante.