Past Event

Documentary directed by James Lester, with Darlinda Just Darlinda, Miss Jezebel Express and Gal Friday. Part of the Giornate degli Autori Film Festival.

16 +

May 3 (+ opening performance and discussion)
Doors: 8 PM
Event: 8:30 PM
Tickets: $30
Taxes and fees included

May 4
 8 PM
Screening: 8:30 PM
Tickets: $11.75 (seniors and students: $9.50)
Giornate degli Autori passport: $40 (includes access to all the screenings of the series except the May 3 session of Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story)
Taxes and fees included

Where: Space A (1st floor)
Cabaret format

The May 3 screening will be preceded by a burlesque performance by Scarlett James and followed by a conversation hosted by Herby Moreau.


Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This vérité documentary intimately follows four performers, each of whom has discovered a newfound identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. However, they find that all that glitters is not necessarily gold, as this liberating community does not insulate from the harsh realities of sexism, illness and existential crisis. Getting Naked explores what it means to be an artist, an entertainer, and a woman in the toughest city on Earth.

Director: James Lester
Cast: Darlinda Just Darlinda, Miss Jezebel Express, Gal Friday
Year: 2017
Duration: 85 minutes
Rating: 16 +

Photo (cover): courtesy of Giornate degli Autori

Scarlett James

Founder of the Montreal Burlesque Festival, Ambassador of Burlesque sophistication around the world, Burlesque performer, Model and Designer. Scarlett specialize in high-class performances and shows for corporate events, product launches, fashion shows, exclusive private parties, and high-end clubs. Scarlett also a producer has a traveling show in Canada and the USA.

Herby Moreau

Giornate degli Autori was born in 2004, as an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival, modeled on the prestigious Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival and promoted by the associations of Italian film directors and authors.
The aim of the event is to draw attention to high quality cinema, without any kind of restriction, with special care for innovation, research, originality and independence. These are all features of the 12 films selected as well as being reflected in the special events held during the Days in the Villa degli Autori.

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