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If you remade Boogie Nights in B-movie high camp, focused on '70s free love instead of porn and told the story from a woman's point of view, you'd have Viva. Writer/actor/star Anna Butler (pictured) clearly aimed to craft a cult classic with this film, which makes it a fun first installment in Zeitgeist's new Future Classics series. Viva is about Barbi, a California housewife, who embarks on an open-minded adventure through the self-gratification stereotypes of the era. It's an epic version of a Playboy magazine advertisement in which sophisticated adults hang out drinking Dewars and talking about hi-fi systems before engaging in liberating sex with each others' partners or spouses. Barbi takes the name Viva ('Italian for "to live,'" she coos.), dons a series of pickaboo lingerie outfits and explores enclaves of nudists, hold-over hippies, nude modeling and prostitution. Biller has a lot of fun with the era and wardrobes, and '70s accoutrements are brilliant, right down to technicolored pre-wife-swapping buffets of brightly colored melon balls, deviled eggs and Swedish meatballs. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

9:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., May 21-25; through June 1

Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;


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