Hooray for Humpday

July 13, 2009

The New York Times and the New York Post both featured reviews of alumnus Lynn Shelton’s (MFA 1995 Photography and Related Media) new movie Humpday, which opened in New York theaters on Friday, July 10. Following two straight male buddies who make a pact to perform together in an amateur pornographic film, the film develops as a humorous exploration of the male ego. Humpday was screened as part of the Director’s Fortnight Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and was the winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for The Spirit of Independence.

The Vulture blog for New York magazine also reviewed the film, calling it “stupefyingly funny and amazingly poignant.” In an interview with Vulture, Shelton discusses the movie as well as her graduate studies at SVA, including her thesis project and how taking a video workshop helped her find her creative voice.

Watch the preview of Humpday below or on the film’s site, and click here to read previous Briefs coverage of Humpday.

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