Museum of Sex to Host Teaser Screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, 4/16
The screening is set for Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 7:00PM - 9:00PM at the MUSEUM OF SEX, located at 233 Fifth Avenue and 27th Street. No cover. Space is very limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for available space. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
THE FINAL MEMBER captures the uniquely bizarre Icelandic Phallogical Museum, whose quest for the human specimen leaves an indelible stamp on the lives of a few...to the intrigue of many.
Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður "Siggi" Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every "thing" in between. But, lamentably, Siggi's collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. No, this is not the synopsis to the latest Christopher Guest film, but rather it is the subject of Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's new documentary, THE FINAL MEMBER, a film festival favorite which is slated for a 2014 release by Drafthouse Films (the company behind the acclaimed and controversial film THE ACT OF KILLING). THE FINAL MEMBER centers on Siggi, whose world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared. In their debut feature film, Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math follow Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar, yet startlingly relatable, story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small). THE FINAL MEMBER captures the uniquely bizarre Icelandic Phallogical Museum, whose quest for the human specimen leaves an indelible stamp on the lives of a few... to the intrigue of many. We would love to send you a screener for consideration so you can plunge into this strange world yourself. Can't make the screening? THE FINAL MEMBER will officially open in New York City at Cinema Village on April 18th, 2014
Watch the official trailer below!