* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

LOVELACE
Opening August 9

From the directors of HOWL and THE CELLULOID CLOSET

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Chloë Sevigny and Bobby Cannavale

Official Selection, 2013 Sundance, Berlin Film Festivals

In 1972—before the Internet, before the porn explosion—DEEP THROAT was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried). Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.

DIR Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman; SCR Andy Bellin; PROD Heidi Jo Markel, Laura Rister, Jason Weinberg, Jim Young. UK/US, 2013, color, 92 min, DCP. RATED R

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