UPDATE 4/30: Given the movie's subject matter, I've decided not to require RSVPs. Regardless, please do look for me at the theater.
Note: Showtime is 7 p.m. Running time is 117 minutes. Film contains nudity and explicit (but brief) sex. Tickets are $5.50 for BAM/PFA members and Cal students, $9.50 general, and $6.50 for the disabled, youths 17 and under, non-Cal students, and seniors 65 and over, available at the BAM/PFA Web site. We'll meet in the lobby beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.
Michael Glawogger completes his globalization trilogy -- a set of documentaries on labor in developing countries -- with "Whores' Glory," an unblinking, non-exploitative ridealong through the red-light districts of Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico. Winner of the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
After the film, Glawogger will appear in person for a conversation with film critic Dennis Lim of The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
The event is part of BAM/PFA's series Afterimage: Filmmakers and Critics in Conversation, and will be joined over the weekend by the other entries in Glawogger's trilogy, "Megacities" (1998) and "Workingman's Death" (2005), as well as Glawogger's thriller "Kill Daddy Good Night" (2009).
WARNING! Trailer contains nudity and other objectionable content: http://www.whoresglory.com/trailer.htm
"A daring, novelistic and unforgettable account" -- Andrew O'Hehr, Salon.com
"Quietly powerful" -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Enlightening, sublimely uncomfortable, and necessary" -- Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
Official selection of the Venice, BFI London, Toronto, Goteborg (Sweden), Santa Barbara, Montreal International Documentary, International Documentary (Amsterdam), Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia), Discovery Zone (Luxembourg), Carnegie Mellon and Magnificent Seven (Serbia) festivals
We'll chat over dinner after the movie.