Writer and director Anna Biller takes a swingin' look back at sexploitation cinema of the '70s in this candy-colored comedy drama. Barbi (Anna Biller) is a beautiful but blasé suburban housewife whose handsome mate, Rick (Chad England), is more interested in his career than in quenching his wife's sensual thirsts. When up-and-coming actor Mark (Jared Sanford) and his open-minded wife, Sheila (Bridget Brno), move in next door, Barbi discovers they're more than willing to help her find the thrills she's been missing. Before long, Mark and Sheila part company, and when Rick finds out about Barbi's extramarital dalliances, he walks out on her. Free to do as she pleases, Barbi changes her name to Viva and teams up with Sheila to join the front lines of the sexual revolution, enjoying assignations with a dizzying variety of partners, including hipster artist Clyde (Marcus DeAnda), psychedelic naturalist Elmer (Paolo Davanza), experimental theater advocate Arthur (John Klemantaski), glamorous lesbian model Agnes (Robbin Ryan), and sexually ambiguous hair stylist Sherman (Barry Morse). But will Viva's appetite for the ecstatic lead her into dangerous and unexpected places? Viva received the "Best of Fest" award at the 2007 Boston Underground Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
UPC: 0881190007891
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Cult Epics
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:42:00

Special Features

Slideshow featuring original stills from the film; Behind-the-scenes footage with narration by director Anna Biller; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Biller Barbi/Viva
Jared Sanford Mark
Bridget Ann Brno Sheila
Chad England Rick
Marcus DeAnda Clyde
John Klemantaski Arthur
Barry Morse Sherman
Paolo Davanza Elmer
Cole Chipman Reeves
Robbin Ryan Agnes
Carole Balkan Mrs. James
Andrea Lain Kelly
Johnny Holiday Mr. Carlisle
Veronica Alicino Miss Marker
Sam Bologna Mr. Humphrey
Barry O'Rourke Chris
Mark Wood Doctor Collins
Rob Scott Doctor
Damon Wellner Hippie
Corky Parks Sailor/Hot Tub Nudist
Evan Spector Sailor
Barbara Duffy Model
Deirdre Gaffney Model
Natasha Paz Crystal

Technical Credits
Anna Biller Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter,Set Decoration/Design
C. Thomas Lewis Cinematographer
Karl Lohninger Sound/Sound Designer
Iris Lohninger Sound/Sound Designer
Kristin Mente Asst. Director
Steven Nielsen Choreography
Jared Sanford Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Viva
1. Credits [1:55]
2. By the Pool [6:03]
3. Flirtation [3:16]
4. Barbi and Rick [5:07]
5. The Barbecue [5:23]
6. Modeling Agency [5:20]
7. Ménage a Trois [6:00]
8. Magic Dust [5:42]
9. Self-Expression [6:07]
10. Liberated Women [4:35]
11. Whores [2:46]
12. Sheila's Date [2:34]
13. Hippie Pad [3:59]
14. Clyde's Studio [:34]
15. Artist Party [4:51]
16. V Is for Viva [4:35]
17. The Orgy [6:20]
18. Viva's Song [3:10]
19. The Seduction [4:12]
20. Regrets [2:15]
21. Baby Talk [1:50]
22. Rick's Return [2:18]
23. Wooden Duck [4:14]
24. Two Little Girls [3:42]

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