Marc Savlov of The Austin Chronicle interviews film archivist Dennis Nyback, on the eve of Nyback’s trip to Austin this week. He’ll be at the Alamo Drafthouse, to present his film anthologies Smoking, Drinking, Sex and The Mormon Church Explains It All To You. About the latter, he shares:
“The first film I show is called ‘Man’s Search for Happiness,’ which was made for the Mormon pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Like a lot of these Mormon films, I think it’s more of an attempt to put out their ideas before the public instead of truly proselytizing. I think my favorite in the program is called ‘How Do I Love Thee?,’ which features two girls in college, one of whom puts out for her boyfriend and one who is saving herself for marriage, and it’s just a wonderful film.”
I’m bummed because I will be in Montreal when this show happens on July 21. Check out Savlov’s full article here.