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Voyeurisitic Tendencies


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"VOYEURISTIC TENDENCIES is not so much a film about voyeurism as it is about our tendency to be voyeuristic. That tendency, nurtured by the filmmaker's carefully crafted succession of visual teases and exploited by the camera's ability to become our eyes, becomes increasingly evident as the film progresses. The camera teases the viewer, in this case, co-voyeur, not with sexual or erotic innuendo, but rather with graphic and aesthetic challenges. The partially opened window of a woman's dressing room forces us to realize our urge to see more. That urge comes not so much from a longing for exposed breasts, but as a need to make the picture whole, and to know more about these hidden worlds. This type of cinematically-induced self-realization makes VOYEURISTIC TENDENCIES a powerfully human film.

"Most of the people we view appear to be merely going through the motions. Their actions seem hauntingly void of emotion or thought. By temporarily becoming voyeurs, we were hoping for bigger and better things, e.g., passion ... melodrama, but are left with only a secretary nervously tapping her nails." - Roger Nieboer

"[A] perfect sex film for the '80s. We are teased, cajoled, lured and finally snubbed as we learn one possible answer to what has happened to sex; it has been subsumed in our society's current confusion between artifice and reality." - James Irwin

Screenings:

Kommunales Kino Freidburg, Germany, 2004
City College, San Francisco, SF, CA One Person Showing, May, 1996
Alternative Television Access, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", May, 1996
Orpheum Theatre, Baltimore, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", March, 1995
Museum of Modern Art, "Cine Probe Series", October, 1993
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, "Voyeuristic Tendencies" May, 1992
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, March, One Person Showing 1990
Pennsylvania State University, PA "Voyeuristic Tendencies", Oct, 1992
Los Angeles Film Forum, Los Angeles, June, One Person Showing 1990
Utah Media Arts Center, Salt Lake City, June, One Person Showing 1990
Collective for Living Cinema, New York, One Person Showing 1989
Brown University, Providence, RI, "Voyeuristic Tendencies" Sept, 1989
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1988
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1987
16th Note, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1986
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", January 1986
Kent State University, Ohio, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", January 1986
Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA, One Person Showing 1985
Kennel Club, Philadelphia, One Person Showing 1985
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, One Person Showing 1985
Berks Filmmakers, Reading, PA, One Person Showing 1985
City Movie Center, Kansas City, One Person Showing 1985
University of Wisconsin, Madison, One Person Showing 1985
Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, One Person Showing 1985
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1985
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1985
University Florida, Tallahassee, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", October 1985
No-Nothing Cinema, San Francisco, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", October 1985
San Francisco Cinematheque, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", September 1985
University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", June 1984
"Naked Nude Festival", SF Art Institute, "Voyeuristic Tendencies", May 1984

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