F--- For Forest
Michal Marczak

Friday Aug 16, 2013
$13 online or at the door - Courtyard Only
VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
on the roof and courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

SHOW
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Deep Sleep
9:00PMFilm Begins
11:00PMAfter-party courtesy of Red Stripe & Tito's Vodka
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F--- For Forest (Michal Marczak | Germany | 97 min.)

F--- For Forest, the environmental group that lends its name to this documentary, describes itself as an erotic non-profit ecological organization. Underpinned by the universal understanding that sex sells, F--- For Forest creates and distributes DIY, eco-friendly erotica online, all of which can be accessed for a tax-deductible donation. Think: hairy porn, but with a conscience.

As the film begins, we meet Danny—once an Olympian show-jumper, Danny abandoned his bourgeois upbringing and uprooted to Berlin. After meeting the founders of FFF, Leona and Tommy, he quickly surrendered himself to their quest to save the planet. Without judgment or mockery, Rooftop alum Michal Marczak’s documentary quietly observes the lives of this small group of activists, offering a fascinating glimpse into their thriving neo-hippy subculture. F--- For Forest weaves through a world of underground folk gigs and sex clubs with dizzying intensity, exposing copulating flesh and environmentalist rhetoric with a sordid curiosity that is at once strangely appealing and downright bizarre.

As the group journeys down the Amazon into the heart of the rainforest in the hope of donating the money raised from their website to local projects, the film takes a murky turn. The native population is not accustomed to the group’s wide-eyed, no-strings-attached altruism. Confronted with the stark reality of the people they encounter, FFF’s self-deluding idealism rings hollow. Deep-seated cultural differences reveal themselves and the intractable imbalance of charity itself is laid uncomfortably bare.

Regardless of whether you agree with their means, the unwavering sincerity of FFF is admirable. And although saving the planet may be more complicated than just getting naked and having sex, the members of F--- For Forest remain ardently committed to their cause. As for Danny, he continues to roam the urban sprawl, ukulele in hand, spreading the word about liberating your body to anyone who’ll lend an ear. His family still thinks there’s something wrong with him, but he says he’s happy being misunderstood.

- Cressida Greening


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