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Filmfest DC - The Art Of Loving

Friday, April 27 At Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Art of Loving

Maria Sadowska

Poland, 2017, 121 minutes

Among her other distinctions, Polish doctor Michalina Wislocka managed to unite the church, the party, and the press’s appointed censors in collective agreement: opposition to her publishing, in 1976, the Communist world’s first sex manual, The Art of Loving. Wislocka might have been proud of how sexy and honest this film about her is: as portrayed by Magdalena Boczarska, she is at once implacable and shy, a hero to the female patients she teaches about orgasms, but one who privately lives in her head. Not that her life lacked incident—for years she was in a ménage-à-trois that produced two children but also much loneliness. Only later in life did she find the physical happiness she prescribed for others. By addressing women’s pleasure, Wislocka’s work tweaked the male establishment; the film gleans a particularly East European humor from this. If only the campaign for female empowerment felt dated.—Judy Bloch

In Polish with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - The Art Of Loving
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004