@ Curzon Soho
99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
Tickets: £12.50/£9.50 cineastes
LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
23rd–28th May 2011
LIDF is the UK’s largest independent documentary festival providing a platform for radical and groundbreaking output from around the globe. Sponsored by the London Review of Books.
Monday, 23rd May 2011
HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL (advised 16)
Plus Q&A with director Brigitte Berman
Director: Brigitte Berman. Starring Joan Baez, Tony Bennett, Pat Boone. Canada 2011. 124 mins.
The film portrays the champion of the sexual revolution, the outspoken founder of the PLAYBOY empire Hugh Hefner, and his many fierce battles with nearly all levels of the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists. Hefner is revealed both as a hedonistic playboy, but, more importantly, as the man who’s been a groundbreaking advocate and catalyst for civil rights, the First Amendment, and human rights. Oscar-winning producer/director Brigitte Berman will be joining us for a post-screening discussion.
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