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2010 Moisture Festival: Dirty Martini And The New Burlesque

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 27, 2010

Small logo for Moisture Festival

March 29
7:30 p.m.
SIFF Cinema
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Hosted by: Moisture Festival

The Moisture Festival, Seattle’s springtime celebration of burlesque, veritè and comedy, teams up with the Seattle International Festival to bring audiences the vivacious new documentary Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque, directed by Gary Beeber. Not only will director Beeber be in attendance, but so will the star of the film: Dirty Martini herself, who will put on a live burlesque show for the audience!

The fabulous Miss Martini is one of the lead figures heading up the New Burlesque scene that has been teasing and titillating New York City with its fusion of performance art, political satire and sex-positive feminism. Beeber takes viewers directly into this exciting new subculture and gets up close and personal with several performers in addition to the titular Martini, such as Julie Atlas Muz, World-Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, Scotty the Blue Bunny, and many more.

In addition to Dirty Martini, SIFF is screening two other films in conjunction with Moisture Festival. On March 30 at 7:30 p.m. there’s I’m No Dummy, dir. Bryan W. Simon, a documentary about the world of ventriloquism; and on March 31 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of Tim Burton’s classic comedy Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

Watch the trailer for Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque below: