Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today? / The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
Sat 4/8/2023 • 7:30PM PDT
Billy Wilder Theater
Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program
Admission is free. No advance reservations. Free tickets must be obtained on a first come, first served basis at the box office, where seating will be assigned.
Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today?
In her first solo feature, Beth B takes on evangelical hypocrisy and the vicissitudes of the American Dream. After he’s laid off, a blue collar roughneck (Viggo Mortensen) hatches a plan to blackmail the televangelist (Stephen McHattie) that his starry-eyed wife (Exene Cervenka) sends all their cash to. Drenched in neon and Day-Glo with a soundtrack featuring Cabaret Voltaire, Arthur Baker and New Order, it doubles as a brilliantly curated time capsule of the 1980s.
DCP, color, 80 min. Director: Beth B. Screenwriters: Beth B, Tom Robinson. With: Steven McHattie, Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka.
The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
An auto mechanic’s garage becomes the site of a rhythmic, erotic gathering in Beth B's music video for the mid-’80s club hit by Dominatrix.
DCP, color, 5 min. Director: Beth B.