Sunday, October 15, 1995

Black Sheep Boy + More by Michael Wallin

San Francisco Art Institute

Michael Wallin presents his long awaited new film Black Sheep Boy, a rumination on desire, obsession, and the pursuit of the idealized other. Wallin indulges in his fantasy as he proceeds to deconstruct it. Black Sheep Boy is at once erotic, provocative, playful, disturbing, yet always honest. “Like lyrical segments of Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour, the scenes of guys undressing in Black Sheep Boy are refreshingly unencumbered by plot…Because the soundtrack is independent of the visuals, Wallin makes some good sonic jokes, such as a nifty popping sound whenever a guy undoes that first button of his jeans. Black Sheep Boy celebrates that uncorking with eroticism, philosophy and poetry.” (R. Friedman) Also: Wallin’s award-winning Decodings.