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Run Time: 120 minutes
It’s the 1970s in communist Poland and no one wants to talk about sex... no one except sexologist Michalina Wisłocka, that is. THE ART OF LOVING is based on the true story of Wisłocka, a lesser-known hero of the sexual revolution, and her struggle to print what would become the first sexual guidebook in a communist country. Funny, insightful, and empowering, this film is a heartfelt tribute to the unconventional life and legacy of Poland’s sexual pioneer. Over her lifetime, Wisłocka worked tirelessly to educate her community about birth control, sexual pleasure, and safe sex. When she published The Art of Loving in 1976, it became a bestseller with seven million copies sold. Wisłocka’s road to eventual success was an uphill battle, as she fought against the patriarchy, conservative traditions, and censorship. Lucky for us, this film is splendidly uncensored, so leave the kids at home. (In Polish with subtitles) —G.S.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1:50 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Women of the World
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Director, actress, and singer Maria Sadowska was born in 1976 in Warsaw, Poland. She is a graduate of both the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music and the Lodz Film School.
Women's Day (2012), THE ART OF LOVING (2017)
Magdalena Boczarska, Piotr Adamczyk, Justyna Wasilewska, Eryk Lubos