MYSTERY'S CHOIR

By Ji Strangeway

Jill's ready for her close up

Stars Deidra Currie & Jill Repplinger

Beyond the Box Office

Commentary by Ji Strangeway Film serves a transcendental purpose beyond being an entertainment medium. Just as most of our brain power, human talents, and potential our underutilized in society, the film medium has not yet reached its true capacity. Transcendental films are where the true, deeper evolution of cinema is…

Mystery’s Choir

  I wish that more films felt as intensely personal as Mystery’s Choir, a daring often surreal-looking work - Time Out New York, Film Review   SYNOPSIS A 15-year-old teenager, Daena, is lost in love and caught in a magical and sexually-charged relationship with a much older lesbian woman. She…

Casting Chelsea

"The casting took three months and was very hard: mainly because I required unssimilated sex for the lead parts but was adamant about not using prostitutes or adult film actors. It was a pretty rocky and hostile environment met with people injecting their political beliefs onto the project. Because it…

Film as Ritual

What is Art? It is the aesthetics of truth. - Ji Strangeway Vision Statement by Ji Strangeway MYSTERY’S CHOIR was my first low budget feature and took five years to complete. It developed from a painful breakup I experienced. But the heart of it came from visions and led by…

The Truth about Sex

One of the nation’s leading film historians and theorists of early cinema, Tom Gunning, also recognized for his numerous reviews for the Criterion Collection, wrote about Mystery's Choir, "The scenes of love making seem to dissolve the space around the lovers with an explosively sexual heat and intimacy. Although very…

Werewolf EP

Aus der haut Baby, fahr mich aus Baby Bin ich nicht wie du aus gold gemacht English: Out of the skin Baby, drive me out Baby am I not made of gold like you. - WEREWOLF lyrics by REWORK MYSTERY'S CHOIR is featured in REWORK's (Germany dance band) music video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TwBsvUEDvc?rel=0 http://earmilk.com/2012/10/09/rework-werewolf-ep-video/

Mom’s a Drag

"Jack is a dear friend and amazing transgression filmmaker. He loved shopping at thrift shops and buying strange old ladies clothes—the tackiest he could find and going in drag; very eccentric and "Leigh Bowery" in his own right. So when it was time for me to cast the mother, I…

Credits & Specs

MYSTERY’S CHOIR, was produced and filmed in New York in 1999 by Infinity Films New York and later re-released in 2009 by Protéji Pictures, Los Angeles. MYSTERY'S CHOIR - CREDITS & SPECS RT: 65 min. (Feature) Year:  (re-released 2009) Country: US Format: 16mm, Color, Stereo Streaming Format: 4:3 SD Production:…

Reviews

"An unfettered filmmaker with considerable potential" - TV Guide On-Line "Some of the most beautiful and explicit sex scenes in lesbian films" - Philadelphia QFest "Digs deep into lesbo-erotic depths and emerges with reels of pristine dirt that will tickle those who are jaded while liberating others who are repressed"-…