Friday, 15 July 2016
Press Release: charlatan clinic
Up Close & Raw: Whore Films
Charlatan clinic are proudly showcasing the first public screening of Whore Films at Capitol Cinema in Balmoral for two nights only, 20th and 21st July. All six short films: ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Married Woman’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Transgender’ and ‘Refugee run in succession for one hour and delivers a snapshot of each street sex worker based on true life experiences in Karangahape Road, Auckland.
The ‘Whore’ project was initially a theatre work performed nationally throughout 2014. All six monologues were then adapted to screen by Melissa Fergusson and mentored by writer, Donna Banicevich-Gera. Whore Films were produced on lo-to-no budget filmmaking in 2015 and were made for ‘social change’ and to challenge public stigma.
Charlatan clinic is supported by LYC (Love Your Condom), Four Eyes Media NZ, Roccabella Jewellery, Clash Boutique, Paper Bag Princess, Splice & iTICKET.
Tickets available from https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/jul/whore-films
Limited Door Sales $15 Student/Equity, $20 Adult
Charlatan clinic is delighted to announce the public screening of all 6 Whore films: ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Married Woman’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Transgender’ and ‘Refugee’ to be showcased at Capitol Cinema for two nights, 20th and 21st July, 2016.The ‘Whore’ project was initially a theatre work performed nationally throughout 2014. All six monologues were then devised to screen by Melissa Fergusson and mentored by writer, Donna Banicevich-Gera.
The core cast for ‘Whore’ Films being Geraldine Creff (‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’), Rebecca Parr (‘Married Woman’, ‘Refugee) and Lee ah yen Faatoia (‘Transgender’, ‘Rent Boy). Each short film runs for 12 minutes and delivers a snapshot of each street sex worker based on true life experiences in Karangahape Road, Auckland.
“Whore is an arresting compilation of six short films about sex workers…” – Simon Prast, Actor
“An emotionally effecting and unflinching series of short films that sets out to reveal the real and human side to people who work under the label of “sex worker”…” – Kathryn Burnett, Screenwriter
“Melissa Fergusson has explored in a fearless way cinematically, a dark hidden area of the human sexual psyche…” David Blyth, Filmmaker
Tickets are available through http://www.iticket.co.nz
Photo by Tim Butler-Jones
The Whore team are performing in Wellington and we need your help!
Come along to K-Road, have a drink or three and enjoy a night of entertainment! We promise it’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever seen…
With performances from the cast, a lesson in Shibari bondage, burlesque dancers and live music- the Whore team have you covered.
Tickets are only $20 and will be a huge support in getting the team to Wellington next month.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details x
…..rumour has it there’ll be a kissing booth!
“It’s hard to believe – as these actors take their thoroughly deserved curtain call – that there are only three of them. Each has painted a brace of portraits vivid in their authenticity, raw in their seemingly futile grasp on hope and glued to the life-affirming need we all have to dream. Parr, Creff and Faatoia have created work that is bereft of victimhood, rich in dignity and courage while at the same time denying us nothing of the horror of life on the street. It’s pragmatic and wonderful and I loved – and admired – every minute of it.” (dykiegirl.wordpress.com)
For all Wellington related details check out the link: http://bats.co.nz/showsWhore/
More details here: http://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/charlatan-clinic-6557758211