GEORGES BATAILLE’S STORY OF THE EYE

 

“A punk-pornocopia equivalent to Last Year at Marienbad.”
—Dennis Harvey, Variety
 
Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye is a provocation that hypnotizes, a hallucinatory narcotic.”
—Johnny Ray Huston, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

“This is not a movie for passive consumption, but a film that bites back.”
—Dave Kehr, The New York Times

 

“Andrew Repasky McElhinney’s new feature Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye is a new landmark in underground cinema. The film is an artistic assault on both the senses and sensibility. Mixing equal parts of surrealism, eroticism and silliness into a vibrant package rich with lush cinematography and a challenging soundtrack, [Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye] is a brilliant achievement that demands attention and challenges the audience in a way that few films today can even dare to achieve.”
—Phil Hall, Film Threat / The Encyclopedia of Underground Movies

 

“It’s quite an “Eye”-ful . . . brave and shocking”
—V.A.Musetto, The New York Post

 

“ambiguous… hypnotic… confrontational…”
—Matt Prigge, The Philadelphia Weekly

 

“Perverse in all the wrong ways”
—Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper

 

“Like punk Ken Russel working with no budget and NO boundaries”
—Howard Gensler, The Philadelphia Daily News

 

“McElhinney’s movie knows what it wants to be (obscure, demented and experimental, rather than accessible, charming and story-driven) and pursues its goals with the obsessive focus and inscrutable energy that defines independence.”
— Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Press

 

“Some [viewers], including a few admirers of Andrew Repasky McElhinney ‘s previous films, may be outraged by the surprises in [Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye], but others, like this reviewer, will applaud it as the filmmmaker’s best work yet, and a promise of great work to come.”
—Bill Krohn, The Chestnut Hill Local

 

Read Dr. Beth Johnson’s monograph on McElhinney’s movie:
REALISM, REAL SEX, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL FILM – MEDIATING EROTICISM IN ‘GEORGES BATAILLE’S STORY OF THE EYE’

 

GEORGES BATAILLE’S STORY OF THE EYE

For
Louis Feuillade
and
Stephen Sayadian

 

Starring
Melissa Elizabeth Forgione
Querelle Haynes
Sean Timothy Sexton
Courtney Shea
Claude Barrington White

 

Narrator
Kevin Mitchell Martin

 

Dogs
Jackie O.
Giselle

 

Scenario
Andrew Repasky McElhinney
Bosco Younger
Les Rek
Dan Buskirk
Melissa Elizabeth Forgione
Courtney Shea
Sean Timothy Sexton
Telly

 

Hair and Make-Up
Telly

 

Production Assistant
Lori Walker

 

Editor
Charlie Mackie

 

Lighting Cameramen
Dan Buskirk
Les Rek
Bosco Younger

 

Music
Paul David Bergel

 

Sound Design
City of Horns

 

Executive Producer
Louis Bluver

 

Mise-en-Scene / Production
Andrew Repasky McElhinney

 

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