Sunday, September 17, 2006

I Have Totally Got to See This Movie

I have totally got to see the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated. Here's the Wikipedia page, here's the official site, and the producer's blog is now on the blogroll. CHUD interview here. I have made known my distaste for Mr. Valenti, and just the other day I was talking about The Italian Job's 1969 G-rating, which would never ever fly today.

Here's some of what Harry Knowles had to say about TFINYR: Do you hate the MPAA? (ed. note: No, I fucking hate it.) Do you loathe this system by which filmmakers are forced to edit their films to a specific rating in order to hit a certain demographic? Do you hate that you've no idea who the people that rate these films are like, though they're described as being safe normal family folks that have kids in the young impressionable range? Want to really know who the people in this STAR CHAMBER of Hollywood are? See THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED…

…If you love cinema -- yet the ratings board drives you fucking bat nuts... this is the film for you. In addition to the investigation aspect... there's interviews with raped filmmakers like Kevin Smith (fucking hilarious as usual), Wayne Kramer, Matt Stone (fucking hilarious as usual), Darren Aronofsky, Allison Anders, Atom Egoyan, Kimberly Peirce, John Waters (fucking hilarious as usual -- his felching bit was great), Bingham Ray, Mary Harron and many others.


Blogger druidbros said...

I just saw this today in Kansas City. The drive was worth it. What a great film. When it was over the audience clapped. And not just any audience but a hip, smart crowd.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want to see this movie as well and wrote an article about it a few weeks ago.

Given the fact that Jackass II was R rated this weekend, it makes you really wonder about that ratings system, doesn't it.

12:37 AM  

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