Screened Sunday, October 12, 2008
My Son the Pornographer is a love story. Art Holbrook, a Canadian filmmaker, struggles with his conservative moral values when he visits his son Kole who works as a writer and actor in the pornography business in Prague. Appalled by the sexual abuse Kole experienced as a child Art believes Kole’s current lifestyle is directly linked to that sad event. He wants to get Kole out of an existence that, in his eyes, is soul-destroying. Against the backdrop of the beautiful city of Prague, Art and Kole strive to reconcile their relationship and their perceptions of a difficult past. Art finds a surprising humanity in the people he meets in hardcore pornography even as he continues to urge Kole to leave it. He also attempts to convince Kole to return to Canada and confront the past, a past that Art does not believe Kole can move beyond without facing it.