The hit of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED is an unprecedented undercover investigation into the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) film ratings system and its profound impact on American culture. Featuring insightful and often hilarious interviews with John Waters, Matt Stone, Mary Harron, Kimberly Peirce, Atom Egoyan, and Kevin Smith, the film reveals how the ratings system restricts the exhibition independent and foreign films, gay themed films, and rates sexuality much more harshly than violence. Maintaining power through secrecy, the MPAA refuses to let the public know even the names of the people who rate the films. To overcome that secrecy, the filmmakers team up with a female private investigator and follow her as she goes deep inside the ratings system – what they discovered compelled the MPAA to finally make long overdue changes to its ratings system.
“Irresistible…Kirby Dick's cunningly outraged documentary about the Motion Picture Association of America and its infamous, dogged ratings board is a movie that might just shake up the world of movies.” -Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Devastating” -Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“Terrific…Kirby Dick's indispensable guerrilla attack on the film-ratings system gives Hollywood a swift, smart and hilarious kick in its institutional, hypocritical ass.” -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“Masterful” -TORONTO STAR
“Michael Moore stalking George Bush. Morgan Spurlock stalking a Big Mac. This year the gonzo documentary they’ll all be talking about is Kirby Dick hunting down and dragging, blinking, into the spotlight of publicity, America’s notoriously- anonymous movie censors.” -Denis Seguin, LONDON TIMES
US Premiere: 2006 Sundance Film Festival International Premiere: 2006 Locarno Film Festival