desertfilmsociety
presents
The Coachella Valley Premiere of

I AM A SEX ADDICT

Saturday, July 23, 2005

9:00 am - Camelot Theatres Doors Open
(Complimentary Coffee & Pastries)
9:20 am - Introduction of the Film
9:30 a.m. - Screening Begins
Q&A Session follows the Screening

NOTE:
Caveh Zahedi, Writer/Director and Lead Actor,
will be in attendance

Free to DFS 2005 Members with current Membership Card
Guests & Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door



This avowedly autobiographical deadpan comedy, directed by and starring Caveh Zahedi, details the life of an insecure young man who becomes addicted to prostitutes, and finds himself unable to stop even though it destroys all of his relationships. His solution: he makes a film about his predicament.  And it's one of the drollest, most original films of the year. TriBeCa Film Festival

In this utterly sincere and unabashedly funny autobiographical comedy, we bear witness to filmmaker Caveh Zahedi's lifelong struggle with sex addiction. Using re-enactments and documentary footage, Mr. Zahedi delves into his obsession with prostitutes while in the midst of an unhappy marriage.  When his marriage falls apart, Caveh engages in a variety of strategies to diffuse his obsession and vows that each encounter will be his last.  After a series of failed relationships and broken promises, Caveh finally finds a way to overcome his obsession and starts on a journey toward a healthy relationship with himself and with a significant other.

I AM A SEX ADDICT is a story of addiction and obsession, told through a deconstructive style of filming and storytelling, not for the modest or faint of heart.

Starring Caveh Zahedi, Rebecca Lord, Emily Morse, Amanda Henderson, Olia Natasha, Corinna Chan, and Greg Watkins Film Independent

Adult language, Nudity and Sexual Content.

January 2005 World Premiere International Film Festival, Rotterdam
May 2005 U.S. Premiere TriBeCa Film Festival, New York

GENRE:  Comedy
RUNNING TIME:  98  MINUTES
LANGUAGE:  ENGLISH