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Four Hour Movie About an Upskirt Photographer?  LOVE EXPOSURE is Brilliant!

We're bringing the behemoth LOVE EXPOSURE to the Ritz for two consecutive Sundays.  On June 13th and 20th at 2:00pm, you can see this amazing movie on the big screen in all of its four-hour glory.  By the end you'll be begging for more.

Four Hour Movie About an Upskirt Photographer?  LOVE EXPOSURE is Brilliant!

Fantastic Fest 2009 was one of our strongest years, with a beautiful mix of some thoroughly brutal, bloody horror films and some truly bizarre foreign films - what we often categorize simply as "Fantastic."  2009 was the year the Belgian animated toy movie A TOWN CALLED PANIC won our audience award.  It was also the year of the psychedelic cowboy musical STINGRAY SAM, and of FISH STORY, the Japanese film about a proto-punk band who write a song that destroys a comet and saves the world. It was also the year of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE. 

Firmly established in the "Fantastic" category is a little movie called LOVE EXPOSURE.  By "little" I mean a four-hour long piece of genius.  In their write-up about the film, the New York Asian Film Festival lamented, "It’s too bad words like 'masterpiece' and 'epic' have been so overused by excitable film critics, because Sion Sono’s LOVE EXPOSURE is an actual epic masterpiece that is going to dominate the filmscape for decades."  Epic masterpiece - that's pretty good.

Our friends at the Cinefamily have gone through the trouble of writing a thoughtful blurb about this film, and it's worth repeating in full:

"Ask yourself this question: when was the last time a movie really mattered to you, and shattered your world? Every so often, a film comes screaming out of the ether that magically reveals a larger truth about this thing we stumble through called life, and the latest cinematic salve is the unforgettable, uncategorizable, unmissable LOVE EXPOSURE, the brand-new behemoth from Sion Sono (SUICIDE CLUB, STRANGE CIRCUS) that gleefully tackles life's biggest issues: love, death, sex, revenge, religion and up-skirt panty photography.

"Winner of festival awards across the globe, and breaker of art house attendance records in Japan, LOVE EXPOSURE has only been seen in the U.S. at a handful of sell-out screenings, with its initially daunting 237 minutes leaving audiences desperate for another installment.

"Purportedly based on the life of one Sono's friends, the film tells the epic story of Yu, a teenager who loses his Catholic faith when his mother dies and his bible-thumping priest father demands that the innocent boy confess to sins that he hasn't committed. As he manufactures sins to keep his father pleased, Yu trains in the 'art' of panchira (clandestine panty snapshots!), and all bets are off when he crosses paths with Yoko, the woman of his dreams (his 'Virgin Mary'), at a street fight. As he pursues his heart, Yu finds himself tripped up by apocalyptic religious cults, Catholic guilt and the call of pornography -- and must use his love to fight his way out of darkness."

We're bringing the behemoth LOVE EXPOSURE to the Ritz for two consecutive Sundays.  On June 13th and 20th at 2:00pm, you can see this amazing movie on the big screen in all of its four-hour glory.  By the end you'll be begging for more.

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