As reservations are made and limos are booked for another romantic Valentine’s Day, Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn teases another year of intimate programming. This February, they continue with their fourth annual Nitehawk Naughties. Having explored America’s early ‘70s porn boom, the Scandinavian films that influenced them, and a steamy selection of French films, this year’s lineup features five erotic Italian titles.
“Think reaction to fascism, sexism, bourgeoisie, post sexual-revolution, and communes,” said Caryn Coleman, director of programming and special events.
“Body Politics: Sex, Politics, and Humor in Italian Cinema” features a selection of films that each position sexuality in terms of politics. Strong women play central roles, challenging bourgeois ideologies of sex and gender roles.
Check out this year’s Nitehawk Naughties lineup below:
Vittorio de Sica – Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio all’Italiana), 1964
35mm presentation at 7:30 p.m.
February 10 & February 11
Pier Paolo Pasolini – De Cameron, 1971
March 3 & March 4
Fernando Di Leo – To Be Twenty (Avere Vent’Anni), 1978
April 7 & April 8
Sergio Martino – Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave), 1972
May 5 & May 6
Federico Fellini – The City of Women (La città delle donne), 1980
Each screening will feature new Italian spirits and cocktails with Gruppo Campari. The films are presented in partnership with Babeland, a women-friendly Seattle sex shop that has expanded to New York and online since its opening in 1993.