A Labor of Love 1976
An astonishing documentary almost lost in obscurity, A Labor of Love charts a pivotal period in the production of an independent Chicago art film called "The Last Affair". The film was initially pitched as a cross between Fellini and Truffaut "with a little Bergman", but due to the popularity of porno chic in theaters from coast to coast at the time, the powers that be dictated that explicit sex scenes had to be included. Neither director Henri Charbakshi nor his cast had any experience shooting hardcore, but they pressed ahead anyway. Meanwhile documentarians Robert Flaxman (a former H.G. Lewis crew member) and Daniel Goldman got wind of the situation and decided to capture the production on film. The final result is incredible, by turns hilarious, uncomfortable, startling, and wistful.
These observations are illustrated in "A Labor Of Love", a documentary about the making of an X-rated movie.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:07:43 | 5.46 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

Directors: Robert Flaxman, Daniel Goldman
Cast: Anna Welsh, Robin Rutledge, Joel Cohn
Country: USA

-- Interview with Robert Flaxman (36:30)
-- Trailer

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