Saturday Aug 17
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Directed by Marcus Lindeen
“It is an extraordinary story, beautifully and vividly told in Lindeen’s film and yet at a pace measured enough for you to feel the ebb and flow of history, sympathy and the ever-swelling current of hubris underneath
.” – Lucy Mangan, The Guardian
“The surprisingly short leap from radical academic study to lurid exploitation is navigated with wit, sensitivity and rueful social awareness in Swedish director Marcus Lindeen’s gripping debut feature.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
In 1973, Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés decided to put some of his theories about human behavior to the test by gathering a group of highly diverse people and setting them afloat on a raft for a 101-day sea voyage. The results were not necessarily the ones he expected. This new documentary brings the surviving volunteers together again to recount the story and provide their own recollections about the project that came to be known as “The Sex Raft.”.