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Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Body Parts

3.6/5
Artists on Film 90' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Composer: Nainita Desai With: Alexandra Billings, Jane Fonda, Silvia Bottini

Sex and nude scenes are commodities in Hollywood, and that has a significant influence on the audience. The spine-chilling documentary Body Parts offers a disconcerting look behind the scenes of the American film industry.

Fri 14 Oct
17:30
KASKcinema
Subtitles: French
Mon 17 Oct
14:00
Kinepolis 8
Subtitles: French

+Mediarte: Workshop intimacy on set

Wed 19 Oct
20:00
KASKcinema
Subtitles: French
For decades, the image that cinema gave us of sex shaped the prevailing view of sex in real life. "When Hollywood introduced the Hays Code in 1934 – a form of self-censorship – sex was no longer perceived as pleasant, but as evil", says academic Linda Williams at the start of Body Parts. Yet, director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan doesn't linger too long on the distant past. Instead, she looks at the consequences of the male gaze that was (and largely still is) dominant in Hollywood for so long. With a shocking testimony from Jane Fonda, among others, who tells us that not getting out of her clothes would have plummeted her career. Also the one-sided view of sex in blaxploitation is mercilessly analysed. In light of the #MeToo movement, Body Parts wants to look at the future as well: if women gain more power in the film industry, then change is possible.
“Exploring the female body in Hollywood by tracing the making of sex scenes, the toll it takes on those involved, and what it means for women in the real world. Body Parts unpacks both how we got to this patriarchal cinematic state and how those in the camera’s line of sight are now shooting back” - Modern Times Review

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Mediarte: Workshop intimacy on set (in Dutch)

Mediarte collaborated with Philine Janssens (Belgium's only intimacy coordinator) to develop a toolkit about intimacy on set. Because, how do you deal with intimacy on set? This workshop explains you everything.

The workshop takes place after the screening of Body Parts on 17.10 - 14:00.

Combiticket

Buy a combiticket for Body Parts and the Workshop intimacy on set (in Dutch) on 17 October.

Credits

Director

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Composer

Nainita Desai

With

Alexandra Billings, Jane Fonda, Silvia Bottini

Director of Photography

Frazer Bradshaw, Jason Joseffer

Editor

Liz Kaar, Anne Alvergue

Producer

Helen Hood Scheer

Production studios

Nutshell Productions, Chuparosa Films

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

2022

Filmography

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
El corrido de Cecilia Rios (short, 1998), Going on 13 (2008), Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2013), What Happened to Her (2016), The End of Weed (2018), Eagles (2021), Body Parts (2022)

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