Webster University Film Series and The St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute Present Shortbus
May 31, 2012
What: The Celluloid Couch - John Cameron Mitchell, the director of the explosive transgender rock musical, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” broadens his investigation into sexuality with Shortbus. The film is an exploration into the lives of several characters living in present-day New York as they navigate the humorous and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male, female, trans, straight, bisexual, lesbian and gay, the characters find one another – and eventually themselves—when they all converge at a weekly underground salon called “Shortbus,” a wild collision of art, music, politics and polyamorous carnality. Gary Hirshberg, MSW, LCSW, Discussant (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006, USA, 101 min.)
*Warning: this film contains explicit sexual scenes that may be offensive to some viewers.
When: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:15 pm)
For more information please visit the Film Series website.
Where: Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cost: $6 general admission, $5 seniors (60+), students from other schools, and Webster University Alumni. Cash or check only.
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council - a state agency.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.