World Premiere: Trouser Bar + extended Q&A
This short but controversial erotic fantasy takes its inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishistic love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers.
Director Kristen Bjorn
Producer David McGillivray
Screenwriter A Gentleman
With Hans Berlin, Scott Hunter, Denholm Spurr, Zac Renfree, Ashley Ryder and Craig Daniel
The script of this short but controversial erotic fantasy was in the collection of the late Peter de Rome, a festival favourite, who attended several times to discuss his own work as an erotic filmmaker. Following de Rome’s death two years ago, producer David McGillivray embarked on something of a personal crusade to make the film as a tribute to Peter. Set in a gentlemen’s outfitters c. 1976 the film takes its inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishistic love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers. Noted porn director Kristen Bjorn and a cast of professional erotic performers star alongside some gifted amateurs. The cameos include Barry Cryer, Julian Clary, Miss Hope Springs, Nigel Havers and some other strangely familiar faces. Join some of the cast and crew for their first time seeing the film on the big screen and an on-stage discussion.
Director Peter de Rome. USA 1970. 12 min.
Various men are seen across New York walking with a raised arm. They converge on the same empty warehouse where a strange ritual ensues.
Total running time: c. 65min
Tickets £8 (Members pay £1.85 less) on sale to Champions Tue 15 Mar 11:30, BFI Members Tue 15 Mar 12:30 and to the public from Wed 16 Mar 11:30.