The Hepburn Center, Film Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies are delighted to co-sponsor a screening of
A film by Sarah Schenck, ’87
2009-2010 Hepburn Fellow Sarah Schenck will introduce her film
and then be available for questions and conversation following the screening.
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Place: Carpenter 21
In the comedy Slippery Slope, a fierce young feminist filmmaker desperate for cash to finish her documentary secretly takes a job directing a porn film after her other moneymaking schemes don’t pan out. She brings her feminist ideals to the porn set, and the experience unexpectedly awakens her slumbering sexuality, arousing the suspicions of her politically-correct husband and threatening her marriage.
After three sold-out screenings at the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival, the Montreal Gazette called Slippery Slope “a huge success” and said “Montreal audiences are eating up Slippery Slope.” Sarah’s first feature film as a writer and director, Slippery Slope won the Best Feature Award at the 2007 Broad Humor Film Festival in Los Angeles, and is being distributed internationally by Lifesize Entertainment.
Nora Ephron (screenwriter and director, Julie & Julia, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally) wrote: “The movie looks great…and you got great work out of the actors.”
Susan Faludi (author, Backlash, Stiffed) wrote “Slippery Slope was delightful and yes, you did make me laugh in many spots…I admire your verve in tackling a dicey subject.”
Academy-award nominated animator Bill Plympton raves “I’ve just seen Slippery Slope by Sarah Schenck and it’s a wonderful and very funny film. You’ll love it.”
David Brown (Producer, Jaws, Cocoon, The Player) called Slippery Slope a “fresh and amusing send-up of pornography, funny and well done…good cast and first-rate writing.”
Shere Hite (author, The Hite Report on Female Sexuality, The Hite Report on Male Sexuality – over 40 million books published) says, “I loved your film Slippery Slope, it is hilarious, funny, multi-layered and really warm.”