LOS ANGELES—The critically acclaimed documentary Danland, about Immoral Productions owner “Porno” Dan Leal, will screen three times this weekend, once at the St. Louis International Film Festival and twice at SF DocFest. Described by the Hollywood Reporter as ”a lively, explicit portrait of nice guy pornographer Dan Leal and his ill-fated attempts at real intimacy,” the 89-minute feature was shot over a three-and-a-half year period by director Alexander Berger.
The ill-fated odyssey of the entrepreneur is both intriguing and entertaining. Leal who was just starting his adult film career at the time, would one day become the owner of Immoral Productions, which earned 25 XBIZ and AVN nominations in 2012, including Studio of the Year. He tries his best to balance his life between his dreams of owning a porn studio and finding true love.
Perhaps THR said it best: "It’s ironically the subject—not the raunchy subject matter—that ultimately keeps this documentary involving.” It is no wonder that Leal has since had two seasons of a reality TV show about his life, The Right Hand, air on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada.
St. Louis International Film Festival
Friday, November 16 at 9:45pm – Tivoli Theatre
Friday, November 16 at 9:30pm – Roxie Theatre
Monday, November 19 at 9:30pm – Roxie Theatre
For more information about the documentary, visit here.