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Dirty Looks: SPARKLE’S TAVERN! a film by Curt McDowell

Participant Inc.
253 East Houston Street, 212-254-4334
East Village / Lower East Side
December 28 - December 28, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, December 28, 8 - 10 PM
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Sparkle’s Tavern, 1985 a film by Curt McDowell Starring Melinda McDowell, Marion Eaton and George Kuchar

Welcome to Sparkle’s Tavern – a sing-and-suck bordello where a brother-sister entrepreneurial duo are just trying to earn an honest buck. Their little brothel is a secret, hard kept from their conservative mother (Eaton). But when she receives a visit from the magical Mr. Pupik (Kuchar) he shares with her the joys of sexual enlightenment and Sparkle’s becomes a raucous, sex-positive family film. Shot in 1976 but not edited until 1984, the film was the last completed by the late, great Curt McDowell.

Sparkle’s Tavern is a lusty, bizarre, sexually-dripping marvel of the emotional dangers in a dysfunctional family crippled with secrets and lost passions. Marion Eaton as Mrs. Blake is the marvelously pinched backbone of this body of decadence and Dionysian mania.” – Frederic E. Kahler

The festive holiday event will feature a complimentary publication featuring original artwork and writings by Curt McDowell, George Kuchar and much more!
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