Film: SHORTBUS (15th Anniversary 4K Restoration and Theatrical Re-Release directed by John Cameron Mitchell)

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by Tom Chaits on January 10, 2022

in Film

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15th Anniversary 4K Restoration and Theatrical Re-Release of
John Cameron Mitchell’s

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Watch the Trailer

Opens in New York at the IFC Center on Wednesday, January 26th

Los Angeles Special Screenings at The Nuart on January 18th and 19th,
followed by additional LA engagements this winter.

Theatrical screenings in select cities nationwide to follow

“As utopian visions go, it doesn’t get much better than Shortbus, a film in which all you need is love — and sex, lots and lots of mutually, sometimes collectively, pleasurable sex.”

– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A movie about the joy, frustration and sadness that are inherent in freedom — sexual freedom, or any other kind.”

– Stephanie Zacharek, Salon

SHORTBUS explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. A sex therapist who has never had an orgasm, a dominatrix who is unable to connect, a gay couple who are deciding whether to open up their relationship, and the people who weave in and out of their lives, all converge on a weekly gathering called Shortbus: a mad nexus of art, music, politics, and polysexual carnality. Set in a post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City, SHORTBUS tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh, and imperatives of the heart.

Written and Directed: John Cameron Mitchell

Cast: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ Deboy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles, Jay Brannan, Justin Vivian Bond

Produced by: Howard Gertler, Tim Perell, John Cameron Mitchell

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Runtime: 101 minutes

Original World Premiere: 2006 Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection

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