UIMA film series continues March 4 with 'Venus in Furs: Sex in the New York Underground'

University of Iowa News Release

The University of Iowa Museum of Art film series, "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance Art, and Film in the '60s and '70s," continues at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Room 101 of the Becker Communication Studies Building. The second film of six, "Venus in Furs: Sex in the New York Underground," features scenes from the films "Flaming Creatures" by Jack Smith, "Four of Andy Warhol's Most Beautiful Women" by Andy Warhol, and "Christmas on Earth" by Barbara Rubin.

The film series is offered in conjunction with UIMA's exhibition "Lil Picard and Counterculture New York," open Feb. 24 through May 27 in the Iowa Memorial Union's Black Box Theater. The series, a collaboration between the UIMA and UI Department of Cinema & Comparative Literature, was organized by UI graduate student David Oscar Harvery and Andrew Ritchey.

Some of the content being shown may be unsuitable for children; parental guidance is advised.

The third film, "Flaming Lips: Feminist Performance," will be shown at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Room E105 of the Adler Journalism Building.

The film series is sponsored by UIMA donors Robert A. Rasley, Kumi Morris and William T. Downing.


For more information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://uima.uiowa.edu or call 319-335-1727.

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