Coming to NYC’s Anthology Film Archives and to Cable VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 19: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
Wiktor Ericsson’s tribute to a legendary sexploitation director made its debut at Gothenburg last year. It went on to screen at DOC NYC, London, and the San Francisco Jewish film festivals, among others.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In the 1960s and ‘70s, Joe Sarno was a master of softcore porn, known as the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street for his striking B&W photography and focus on women’s desire in films like Sin In The Suburbs, Young Playthings, and Confessions of a Young American Housewife. While his career faded as sexploitation gave way to hardcore, in recent years, his work has been rediscovered and celebrated, prompting the octogenarian auteur to return to filmmaking, with his supportive wife Peggy at his side.