Soft Pain

1982, 9:20 min, color, sound

Soft Pain captures the peculiar dissociation of heroin culture with unswerving veracity, as juxtapositions of erotic tableaux and injection close-ups create an unresolvable dialectic. Bozanich melds dark stylization with gut-wrenching realism in mainline close-ups — a Beauties-and-the Beast view of opiate anomie.

With: Judy Taylor, Susan Aberth, Louise Avila, Ante Bozanich.