Director Stephen Elliott and Newcity Magazine present About Cherry
Writer/Director of the film Stephen Elliott joins us for a special presentation of the film on opening night.
At 8:30 is a book signing in the lobby of the Music Box brought to you by The Book Cellar.
At 9:20 is a screening of the new film About Cherry followed by a Q&A with Stephen Elliott conducted by Newcity film editor Ray Pride.
For $16, a VIP package is available. The VIP package gets you priority seating in the theatre and invited to the VIP afterparty at Deleece with Stephen Elliott and Ray Pride where the discussion will continue. At Deleece is free coffee and dessert and a cash bar.
Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books including The Adderall Diaries which has been described as “genius” by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Vanity Fair. The Adderall Diaries was the best book of the year in Time Out New York, a best of 2009 in Kirkus Reviews, and one of 50 notable books in the San Francisco Chronicle.
His novel, Happy Baby, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lion Award as well as a best book of the year in Salon.com, Newsday, Chicago New City, the Journal News, and the Village Voice.
Elliott’s writing has been featured in Esquire, The New York Times, The Believer, GQ, Best American Non-Required Reading 2005 and 2007, Best American Erotica, and Best Sex Writing 2006. He is the editor of The Rumpus.
Admission to the film is $10
directed by Stephen Elliott starring James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and Ashley Hinshaw in English
About Cherry challenges assumptions about sexuality and pornography, while addressing the common struggle of finding one’s role in life.
Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend’s (Jonny Weston) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend (Dev Patel). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances (James Franco), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams.
At the same time, Angelina begins exploring San Francisco’s porn industry, using the moniker Cherry, under the wing of a former performer turned adult film director (Heather Graham). But Angelina’s newfound ideal lifestyle soon comes apart at the seams.