X: The History of a Rating

Event has passed (Thu Nov 7, 2013 - Thu Dec 19, 2013)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
7:30 PM
Music, Theater


X: The History of a Film Rating
Nov 7 – Dec 19

The Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system began in 1968. It originally included an X rating for films that were understood to be unsuitable for children, but were non-pornographic and intended for the general public. This film series celebrates the original intent of X, showcasing eight films for mature audiences, creating a space beyond sleaze for adult material. Staying faithful to X’s pre-digital nature, everything in this series will be presented on 35mm film.

Last Tango in Paris
Thu, Nov 7, 7:30 PM
By Bernardo Bertolucci

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Sat, Nov 9, 7:30 PM
By John McNaughton

Fritz the Cat
Thu, Nov 14, 7:30 PM
By Ralph Bakshi

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Sun, Nov 17, 2 & 4:30 PM
By Russ Meyer

Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession
Thu, Dec 5, 7:30 PM
By Nicolas Roeg

Midnight Cowboy
Thu, Dec 12, 7:30 PM
By John Schlesinger

Pink Flamingos
Sat, Dec 14, 7:30 PM
By John Waters

Henry & June
Thu, Dec 19, 7:30 PM
By Philip Kaufman

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  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA