Special Event


Directed by Joe D'Amato

Italy, 1977, 1h 35min, DCP, Dubbed in English

Special Event

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752


Thu, Jun 15


$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere members.

AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off
(Available at the box office only with valid employment/school ID. Not eligible for use on special screenings or events.)

After the Just Jaeckin movie EMMANUELLE became a global smash hit, there was a shadow series of films that followed, the so-called “Black Emanuelle” series, starring the Indonesian-born model-actress Laura Gemser. These films were made by Italian filmmakers Bitto Albertini and Joe D’Amato and combined the erotic thrills of the original EMMANUELLE with some Mondo elements to create rough, sex-filled travelogs. For this special screening of the completely insane EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, we will be joined by a panel of special guests who will discuss the film after the screening. Panelists include Lars Nilsen, Bryan Connolly, Jazmyne Moreno, Liz Purchell, and Amanda Reyes. Exploitation film scholar Elizabeth Purchell will also present her new documentary, THE NAKED EYE: SEX AND THE MONDO FILM (43 mins).

EMANUELLE IN AMERICA has been newly restored by Severin Films as part of their forthcoming box set The Sensual World of Black Emanuelle, which will be available for purchase on site at this event. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, the set was curated and produced by author Kier-La Janisse, and features the involvement of dozens of scholars, critics, historians, and filmmakers. Stay tuned to severinfilms.com for the full list of contents and special features in the coming weeks.

Emanuelle In America