THE SWEET SMELL OF SEX
A short piece written in response to the following request and subsequently translated into French for their catalog:
For its 33rd edition (March 24th – April 5th 2011), the Cinema du reel festival would like to invite you to take part in the programming of a section dedicated to “invisible films”. We are asking historians, critics, curators, programmers, filmmakers – that is to say, you – to tell us about a film you once saw but that has since disappeared or a film which you have always dreamt to see and which is invisible. Whether this film has been lost, destroyed, censored, burnt in a fire, stuck in an airport, seized by a bailiff, misreferenced or archived in the wrong place, prevented from being screened by the author or the right-holders, the idea is to offer a scope of the reasons why some films became impossible to see in a given place, at a given time.