The Pornographer

Director: Patrick Duncan
Screenwriters: Patrick Duncan

Institute History

  • 1994 Sundance Film Festival


Greyson Robey (Jason Tomlins) is a painter and sculptor whose success derives from his skill at exploiting the gifts and goodwill of others. His friend and supporter, Connie (Nicholas Cascone) is a once-promising young filmmaker, who now ekes out a living as ad director of pornographic movies. But unlike the loveless, embittered Robey, Connie is a good-hearted innocent who takes care of an ex-lover with AIDS (Margot Kidder) and finds happiness with a fallen woman named Angel (Alix Koromzay). The insanely jealous Robey entertains himself by trying to destroy Connie while shoring up his own artistic reputation.

This new film from Patrick Duncan (84 Charlie MoPic) stacks the deck rather simply in differentiating between the saintly pornographer and the thin-lipped wheeler-dealer artist. But Duncan has made an imaginative, visually compelling film that reopens the question of who, in the world of art and mass culture, are the real whores ~ and In the process considers what it means to be a decent person.

Saturday Jan 22 10:00 am
Egyptian Theatre

Monday Jan 24 10:40 pm
Holiday Village Cinema III

Wednesday Jan26 10:00 am
Holiday Village Cinema I

Friday Jan 28 3:30 pm
Park City Library Center


Screening Details

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