In collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia
9 Songs (dir. Michael Winterbottom, 2004, 71 min.)
A young British scientist’s recollection of his intense affair with an American exchange student is complemented by 9 indie rock songs. Controversy surrounded the art films’s release because of the couple’s unsimulated sex scenes.
Second in a four-part series on Cinema, Censorship, and the Scandal of Sex, which brings together recent films that have been seen as an outrage to decency, morality, religious beliefs, and other community norms.