THERE IS NO SEX­UAL RAP­PORT

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(Raphaël Si­boni, France). 79 min­utes. Subti­tled. Rat­ing: The “ex­plicit sex­ual con­tent” warn­ing on There Is No Sex­ual Rap­port is merely a not to­wards pro­pri­ety; this French fea­ture is con­structed en­tirely of footage shot on the sets of the French hard­core pornog­ra­pher who calls him­self HPG. Straight, gay, poly – it’s all here, and the doc­u­men­tary pre­sen­ta­tion al­lows us to view it with a teeny bit of dis­tance.

True to its ti­tle, There Is No Sex­ual Rap­port aims to punc­ture the fic­tion that pornog­ra­phy is all about cap­tur­ing hot, im­pul­sive de­sire. Part­ners ne­go­ti­ate the terms of their in­ter­course and then get to it; men me­chan­i­cally main­tain their erec­tions be­tween takes; a young woman freaks out and has to be talked down after some­thing un­ex­pected hap­pens dur­ing her first scene.

Those mo­ments are in­trigu­ing, but most of it is just French peo­ple fuck­ing. Apr 28, 8: 45 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cin­ema; Apr 30, 10 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 2; May 5, 9 pm, Cum­ber­land 3.

Two young African-Amer­i­can brothers, their best friend and their dog, But­ter­cup, lead the cam­era on an all­night trip through the city dur­ing Mardi Gras. Strik­ing cin­e­matog­ra­phy, killer mu­sic, lo­cal colour and in­trigu­ing asides al­low the viewer to take in what it’s like to be scared, ex­cited and alone in New Or­leans as chil­dren.

The kids might only be talk­ing about Michael Jack­son, hot dogs and what to do in case of a bear at­tack, but the Ross brothers have made an ur­ban doc­u­men­tary that never feels sorry for its sub­jects un­less it has to. Apr 28, 9: 45 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 2; Apr 30, 4 pm, Is­abel Bader The­atre; May 5, 10 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 3.

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