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05 November 2007 @ 03:14 pm
Special Screening of *Liberty in Restraint*  
Santa Clara County Leather Association and Pierce Ink
invite you to a Special Screening of "Liberty in Restraint"

"Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer"
90 minute Feature documentary plus Q&A with the director Michael Ney

Friday November 16, 2007
Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Screening @ 8:00pm
Back Room of Pierce Ink
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Race St
San Jose, CA 95126
Suggested Donation: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds

for more information please visit http://www.sccleather.org/

Please feel free to forward this on to other appropriate lists.

Join the director Michael Ney for a Q&A and hear about the background
to creating this unusual documentary.

Please tell all your friends to join us. Be the first in San Francisco
to get your copy of the DVD too - signed by the director. Preview
release available now.

More info, photos, videos etc at: http://www.libertyinrestraint.com

Press kit at:
http://www.libertyinrestraint.com/files/lib_a4_presskit_sept05.pdf

Liberty in Restraint - behind the eyes of a fetish photographer is a
story about freedom of expression and daring to follow one's visions.
This documentary follows fetish photographer Noel Graydon in his quest
for authenticity, showing his work in progress, the passion for his
art and its themes, and the transgressive activities of the community
he loved to photograph. It also investigates the nature of sexual
transgression, the prejudices of society and how an artist can break
through boundaries.

The clandestine world of bondage and discipline, dominance-submission,
sadomasochism, fetish fashion and alternative sex was a powerful
attraction for Noel Graydon. For five years he trained and worked as a
BDSM Master, aka "Master Venom", and established the friendships which
led him to genuinely capture this clandestine world "as an insider
looking out." Liberty in Restraint follows Noel in his quest for
authenticity and explored his life, work and community... revealing
the mentors, muses and masochists who inspired his artistic
endeavours... showing the passion for his art and its themes.

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The DVD will be released in stores on Dec 11. You can alert your
favorite video stores to the existence of Liberty and request they
order it in as soon as possible... distribution via MVD.

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Tribute to Noel Graydon

It is with great regret that we bring the sad news that photographer,
Noel Graydon, suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday 7 July 2007 in
Brisbane, Australia. Noel was riding his push bike and suffered an
asthma attack triggering a major heart attack caused by an arterial
blood clot.

Noel received global exposure as the subject of the documentary
"Liberty in Restraint" and his journey embraced fathering two
daughters and an ongoing struggle to reconcile fetish life with family
life. After years of drug addiction, then total recovery with his
parents help, it is all the more tragic that he died at his parents
place after being healthy for many years. He will be missed by all who
knew him.
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