Obscene (2008)

Obscene
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical, Biopic
Keywords legal
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Neil Ortenberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Alex Meillier Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tanya Meillier Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel O'Connor Director n/a 2 2000002
Daniel O'Connor Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Alex Meillier Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Derek Sample Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Rosemary Rotondi Research Archival Researcher 458 12000001
Askold Buk Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tanya Meillier Editor n/a 172 7000001
Neil Ortenberg Director n/a 2 2000001
John Sayles Actor n/a 1 1000012
Erica Jong Actor Herself 1 1000005
Ray Manzarek Actor Himself 1 1000004
Gore Vidal Actor Himself 1 1000003
John Waters Actor Himself 1 1000002
Amiri Baraka Actor n/a 1 1000006
Jim Carroll Actor n/a 1 1000007
Peter Rosset Actor n/a 1 1000011
John Rechy Actor n/a 1 1000010
Al Goldstein Actor n/a 1 1000009
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Actor n/a 1 1000008
Barney Rosset Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Barney Rosset--one of the great unsung heroes in post-war America's battle for free expression. As publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review, he challenged the obscenity bans against "Lady Chatterley's Lover," "Tropic of Cancer," "Naked Lunch" and many more controversial works. His literary and political instincts led him to publish everything from Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" to "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." But his passion was not limited to literature. His love of the medium of film lead to him to produce "Strange Victory," a 1948 documentary about post-war racism. Later in his life, he went so far as to battle censors in the Supreme Court to distribute the risque 1967 Swedish film "I Am Curious."