SCCLA and Pierce Ink
invite you to a
Special Screening of "Liberty in Restraint"
"Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer"
90 minute Feature documentary plus Q&A with director Michael Ney
Friday November 16, 2007
Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Screening @ 8:00pm
Back Room of Pierce Ink
48 Race St. Map
San Jose, CA 95126
Suggested Donation: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds
Join the director Michael Ney for a Q&A and hear about the background to creating this unusual documentary.
Please tell all your friends to join us. Be one of the first to get your copy of the DVD too - signed by the director. Preview release available now.
More info, photos, videos etc at: http://www.libertyinrestraint.com
Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer is a story about freedom of expression and daring to follow one's visions. This documentary follows fetish photographer Noel Graydon in his quest for authenticity, showing his work in progress, the passion for his art and its themes, and the transgressive activities of the community he loved to photograph. It also investigates the nature of sexual transgression, the prejudices of society and how an artist can break through boundaries.
The clandestine world of bondage and discipline, dominance-submission, sadomasochism, fetish fashion and alternative sex was a powerful attraction for Noel Graydon. For five years he trained and worked as a BDSM Master, aka "Master Venom", and established the friendships which led him to genuinely capture this clandestine world "as an insider looking out." Liberty in Restraint follows Noel in his quest for authenticity and explored his life, work and community... revealing the mentors, muses and masochists who inspired his artistic endeavours... showing the passion for his art and its themes.
The DVD will be released in stores on Dec 11. You can alert your favorite video stores to the existence of Liberty and request they order it in as soon as possible... distribution via MVD.
Tribute to Noel Graydon
It is with great regret that we bring the sad news that photographer, Noel Graydon, suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday 7 July 2007 in Brisbane, Australia. Noel was riding his push bike and suffered an asthma attack triggering a major heart attack caused by an arterial blood clot.
Noel received global exposure as the subject of the documentary "Liberty in Restraint" and his journey embraced fathering two daughters and an ongoing struggle to reconcile fetish life with family life. After years of drug addiction, then total recovery with his parents help, it is all the more tragic that he died at his parents place after being healthy for many years. He will be missed by all who knew him.