Feb 8 at 7 pm, International House [Philadelphia]: “WR: Mysteries of the Organism”

by jhoberman.

“Comrade-lovers: for your health’s sake, fuck freely!” Serbian raconteur Dušan Makavejev’s WR: Mysteries of the Organism was so sexually and politically controversial it was banned in the director’s home country and resulted in his exile for the next seventeen years. The film, a fiction-documentary hybrid, uses the life and theories of psychiatrist/sexologist Wilhelm Reich as a jumping off point to discuss the revolutionary potential of human sexuality, not only in terms of personal freedom but also in the realms of global politics and economics. Read more…