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The next Benny’s Video is in a couple weeks!! Screening Steven Soderbergh’s Schizopolis
"Created at a point in time where director Soderbergh was experiencing extreme hostility toward his newfound celebrity in Hollywood following the breakout success of Sex Lies and Videotape, Soderbergh retreated to his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA to create this bizarre, minimally produced film depicting an alternate timeline of his own life.
What if he hadn’t become a director? What if he surrendered his passions? What if he remained in the small town of his childhood?
Soderbergh stars as corporate drone Fletcher Munson, caught up in a surreal, yet mundane whirlwind of corporate espionage, extramarital affairs, out of body experiences, subversive code languages, and new age cults. Soderbergh’s real wife, Betsey Brantley, costars as Munsons’ spouse, Mrs. Munson as well as her doppelgänger, Attractive Woman Number Two, who enraptures Fletcher’s own doppelgänger, Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. Their real child costars as their fictitious offspring, and many of Soderbergh’s friends and acquaintances fill out the rest of the bill as various characters populating the psychotic, banal suburban landscape of Schizopolis.
As intensely brilliant as it is personal and masturbatory, Schizopolis exists as an interesting example of a director’s use of the film medium as a means of self therapy, an experiment in cleansing as one finds themselves placed in an uncomfortable professional situation.”
Wild new Benny’s Video dressing, not Italian, not French, but an entirely new and different taste treat that’s waking up the world. Wake up to Benny’s Video and be wild! Safe when taken as directed.
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