Metrograph Pictures

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

Now Playing
July 19-25 | Sun-Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL | TICKETS

Upcoming Bookings
July 24 | Malco Studio on the Square, Memphis, TN | TICKETS
July 26-August 1 | Dundee Theater, Omaha, NB | TICKETS
August 1 | Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN 
August 1-2 | 14 Pews, Houston, TX
August 2 | Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH 
August 9-15 | Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB
August 15 | Full Frame Road Show, Durham, NC
August 15-18 | Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH
August 16-18 | Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR | TICKETS
August 16-22 | Cinema Detroit, Detroit, MI

August 30-September 1 | Tallahassee Film Society, Tallahassee, FL
September 13-16 | Ryder Film Series, Bloomington, IN
September 13-16 | Webster Film Series, Saint Louis, MO
September 17 | Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
September 18-21 | FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ | TICKETS
September 20-21 | Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
September 23 | Port Jefferson Documentary Series, Stony Brook, NY 


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