Shortbus: 15th Anniversary 4K Restoration

John Cameron Mitchell’s exploration of life and sex in NYC still impresses 15 years later

World Premiere of 4K Restoration

An exuberant exploration of life, sex and happiness in New York City, SHORTBUS still shines fifteen years later in this delicious 4K restoration. The second feature from John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) follows an ensemble of artists through underground salons, therapy offices, and downtown apartments as they search for sexual liberation and personal satisfaction.

While the film has been widely unavailable for the last decade following its buzzy premiere at Cannes in 2006, it has retained an intrinsic link to the spirit of New York and is prime for reappraisal.

Billed at the time as controversial for its frank depiction of polyamory and non-simulated sex, this raw comedy-drama will take both repeat viewers and first-time audiences on a thrilling ride.

Cast: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles, Jay Brannan, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Yolonda Ross, Miriam Shor, Dirty Martini

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Duration: 101 minutes

Venue: BAM – Cinema 1