Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Insects in the Backyard at Exit Art in New York City

Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's acclaimed banned-in-Thailand family drama Insects in the Backyard is coming to New York City.

It'll screen at Digimovies, the new microcinema at Exit Art.

Campy, acerbic and somber, Thai director Tanwarin’s debut feature tells the story of a Hepburn-worshipping kathoey widow (played by the director herself) raising her teenage son and daughter while all three come to terms with their sexuality and memory of their deceased mother. The film became an object of controversy last year when Thailand’s Board of Censors banned it from commercial release due to its taboo subject matter and explicit sex scenes.

The screening is at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 19, and will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the director.

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