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Body Parts

Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

86 MIN

2022

USA

Content warning: This film has graphic frontal nudity

Language: English

Subtitles: No Subtitles - Film is in English OR is non-vocal

Featuring a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, producer Helen Hood Scheer, and intimacy coordinator Sarah Scott.

Innovative and incisive, Body Parts explores the evolution of desire and “sex” on-screen from a woman’s perspective. Demystifying the often invisible processes in creating intimacy for film and television, the documentary sheds light on the most closely-guarded secrets of an industry now at a crossroads. Featuring candid interviews with actors and creators who are advocating for real change, including Jane Fonda, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Billings, Stacy Rukeyser, Emily Meade, David Simon, and Tanya Saracho. Deftly illustrated with movie clips stretching back to Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, Body Parts is part film-history lesson on the dominance of the heterosexual male gaze and part clarion call for employing intimacy coordinators across the entertainment field. It neither shies away from uncomfortable conversations nor ignores imagemakers trying to set a higher, more inclusive bar on set and on screen. Filmmakers Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Helen Hood Scheer investigate the past in order to push towards a more equitable future for women in front of and behind the camera.

Official Selection:

2022 Tribeca Film Festival (World Premiere)
2022 Deauville American Film Festival (France)
2022 AFI Fest Palm Springs International Film Festival
2022 CPH Dox

Through the Lens

November 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm
The City Library

Featuring a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, producer Helen Hood Scheer, and intimacy coordinator Sarah Scott.

FREE

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