Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story


Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 88 minutes

Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story
Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story
Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story
Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story

Wet those lips and get ready for the mouth-watering story of the success behind the pornographic magazine Hustler. Founded and published by the notorious Larry Flynt, Hustler has become known as one of the most explicit adult magazines. Framed by a conversation between director Michael Lee Nirenberg and his father Bill, Art and Creative Director for Hustler in the late 70s to early 80s, BACK ISSUES: THE HUSTLER MAGAZINE STORY features employees, photographers, writers, lawyers, models, and other adult industry hotshots involved with the volatile powerhouse. As pages of the mag flip by, we learn how Flynt’s success, rooted in Ohio, gained momentum and eventually led him to Hollywood. Always a business man, even in his 70s, it’s clear how dedicated Flynt is to the industry he built, overcoming the dwindling sales of the publishing world and guiding the trade into the 21st century. A tantalizing romp,this documentary is sure to give you a rise. —A.L.P.

Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Documentary Features

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Related Daily Postings
Revealing Images of the Adult Industry

Michael Lee Nirenberg

John Torrani, Flynn Hundhausen, Nick McKinney, Meghan O'Hara, Michael Lee Nirenberg

Flynn Hundhausen, Michael Lee Nirenberg

Flynn Hundhausen

John Torrani

Larry Flynt, Jimmy Flynt, Al Goldstein, William Nirenberg, Nina Hartley, Ron Jeremy, Taylor Wane, Joseph Paul Franklin

Director Bio
Michael Lee Nirenberg was born in L.A. in 1978 and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.F.A. from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. An artist, Nirenberg has directed several shorts and often works in the film industry as a scenic artist and production designer.

Select Filmography

Print Source
Questions? >


Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have seven different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare