Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana

US 2018 | 106 Min | DCP
Sa, 21.09. | 13:00
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Mike Diana had the dubious honor in 1994 to be the first US American artist to be put on trial and sentenced for the obscenity in his works. Up until that point his provocative underground comics were known only in extremely small circles of a few hundred people. Yet after the trial, Diana became a symbolic figure for artistic freedom that was considered to be under attack and de facto eroded by conservatives. The B-movie icon Frank Henenlotter tries to unknot all those (entangled) strings in his documentary Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana that led to this historic ruling, and talks to contemporaries about the shock waves that went through the underground scene at the time.

Frank Henenlotter
(*1950) from the age of 15 spent all his spare time at the grindhouses of 42nd Street, trying to watch as many films as possible. He went on to become the director and screenwriter of cult movies like Basket Case (1982), Brain Damage (1988), Frankenhooker (1990) and Bad Biology (2008). The filmmaker and film historian always states that he doesn‘t make horror films, but exploitation films. To him, it's a matter of attitude.
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Language eOV
Director Frank Henenlotter
Cast Evan Bacon, Peter Bagge, Stuart Baggish
Writer Frank Henenlotter
Editing Frank Henenlotter
Cinematography Anthony Sneed
Sa, 21.09. | 13:00