Emanuelle in America

Directed by Joe D'Amato

New Restoration by Severin Films! - Preceded by a special screening of Kier-La Janisse’s new documentary short, THE RELUCTANT ICON: A TRIBUTE TO LAURA GEMSER !

Italy 1977 95 mins OV English

“Coming across like an open indictment of the rich and powerful, EMANUELLE IN AMERICA gives the viewer plenty to ponder upon. It has far more on its mind than mere sexploitation…”

Fearless investigative photojournalist Emanuelle (Laura Gemser, EMANUELLE IN BANGKOK) goes undercover to expose the depraved sex lives of the wealthy elite. Chasing her latest scoop, she uncovers a Zodiac-themed brothel, illegal arms trafficking, an art forgery racket, and more. Her investigation will take her from the streets of New York to the canals of Venice to Caribbean beaches as she tracks down corrupt government officials and — most shockingly — a ring of perverts peddling snuff films.

Infamous director Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) leaves no stone unturned, treating the viewer to one outrageous sequence after another. Perhaps the most notorious entry in the Black Emanuelle series, EMANUELLE IN AMERICA is also the most ambitious, with Emanuelle being given some meaty domestic time that aids in establishing her backstory and politics (it was one of three BLACK EMANUELLE films co-written by real-life journalist Maria Pia Fusco), as well as the then-timely snuff plotline that provides onscreen atrocities convincing enough that they landed the production in court.

EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, screening here in its theatrical version, has been newly restored by Severin Films as part of their historic forthcoming box set THE SENSUAL WORLD OF BLACK EMANUELLE. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, the set was curated and produced by author Kier-La Janisse, and features the involvement of dozens of scholars, critics, historians and filmmakers. – Kier-La Janisse, Brad Carter