Metrograph Pictures

The Raft
The Raft
Director: Marcus Lindeen
2018 / 97 MINS / DCP

Now Playing
Ryder Film Series, Bloomington, IN | TICKETS
Webster Film Series, Saint Louis, MO | TICKETS

Upcoming Bookings
September 17 | Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
September 18-21 | FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ | TICKETS
September 20-21 | Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
September 20-26 | Cinema Detroit, Detroit, MI
September 23 | Port Jefferson Documentary Series, Stony Brook, NY 
October 6 | House of Sweden, Washington D.C.
October 18 | University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
October 26 | Out North Contemporary Art House, Anchorage, AK

In the summer of 1973, a young international crew of six women and five men embarked together on a most unusual sea voyage—a close-quarters trip across the Atlantic from Spain to Mexico on a free-floating raft christened the Acali, initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, who proposed to use the group as guinea pigs in his investigation of the origins (and erotics) of violent conflict. Contentious from the get-go, incorrectly labeled by the media as the ‘Sex Raft,’ the Acali mission stayed afloat for 101 days—and now, more than forty years later, the only surviving crew members reunite to reenact and recollect their experience, additionally illustrated with extensive 16mm archival footage from on-board. What results is a document of the thin line between science and cultism in the early ‘70s, a touching story of female camaraderie and, in the person of Genovés, an unforgettable portrait of oblivious, tyrannical toxic masculinity.

Previous Bookings
DocSoup, Toronto, ON
Victoria Film Festival, Victoria, BC
Cabin Fever, Camden, ME
River Run International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
The Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC
Metrograph, New York, NY
Globe Cinema, Calgary, AB
Cinema du Musee, Montreal, QB
Cinema Moderne, Montreal, QB

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
DocYard at The Brattle, Cambrige, MA
Frontier, Brunswick, ME
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
Laemmle Glendale, Glendale, CA
Digital Gym Cinema, San Diego, CA
The Miniplex, Arcata, CA
Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco, CA
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, CA
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Tin Pan Theater, Bend, OR
Austin Film Society, Austin, TX
IndieMemphis, Memphis, TN
Sun-Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
Dundee Theater, Omaha, NB
Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Crandell Theatre, Chatham, NY
Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB
Full Frame Road Show, Durham, NC
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR
14 Pews, Houston, TX
Tallahassee Film Society, Tallahassee, FL