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The Pornographer

Young artist, Egon Schiele, charged with raping and kidnapping of a young girl, and immoral and depraved behavior, fights against the authorities. His ordeal places art and artists’ lifestyles on trial. Egon charges us to question who should decide what we and our children see. Egon was one of the most influential painters to emerge from Vienna at the turn of the century. He was controversial, but so were Robert Mapplethorpe, Georg Baselitz, and Madonna. Egon showed us things, then and now, we might rather resist seeing. The Pornographer paints a portrait of how institutions determine who and what we see.