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Killing the Muse with Hyannis Film Festival

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Venue

Federated Church of Hyannis
320 Main Street
Hyannis, 02601 United States
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Phone
508-228-8535

July 22, 2023
7:00pm -10:00pm
Tickets are $15 for general admission seating, with doors opening approximately 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall, behind the First Federated Church of Hyannis, in the Historic East End.
Enter on Willow Street across from the dry cleaners and the old bus station, or through the gate on Main Street on the east side of the church. Seating for this screening is limited.

Tickets available on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/killing-the-muse-with-hyannis-film-festival-tickets-675707929607

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

A wry, engrossing look at filmmaking, art, and sexuality.

KILLING THE MUSE will have its American premiere with the July 22 showing in Hyannis. The feature-length film follows a group of Japanese actors and director Steve J. Martin as they make a film called EROS’ STIGMATA, a movie about intimacy, sex, and the fragility of relationships. In self-reflexive and autobiographical scenes, the character-actors in Killing the Muse explore the art of filmmaking, sexuality, and their personal circumstances. How much does their art reflect their personal lives? Where and what are the boundaries of each? Killing the Muse proves to be intriguing and engrossing, mind-bending, and often funny— the title itself is ironic.

The accompanying short film Ours, by Kozue Ito of Orgel Theatre and Must See Pictures, features a woman photographer and her gay male roommate as they navigate their friendship, his romance with another man, and how to live happily in a society that doesn’t embrace same-sex relationships and marriage. Ito has written a touching script, which she directs with a tender but firm vision.

Relationships in both movies are especially timely and relevant since Japan recently passed its first laws dealing with gender diversity and LGBTQ+ discrimination, although many LGBTQ+ rights activists consider the new laws to be inadequate. Nikkei Asia: Japan passes controversial LGBTQ law: 5 things to know

The films will be shown Saturday, July 22, 7 pm to coincide with Cape Cod Pride Day. Tickets are $15 for general admission seating, with doors opening approximately 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall, behind the First Federated Church of Hyannis, in the Historic East End. Enter on Willow Street across from the dry cleaners and the old bus station, or through the gate on Main Street on the east side of the church. Seating for this screening is limited.

Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/killing-the-muse-with-hyannis-film-festival-tickets-675707929607

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