The Final Member
- Directed by: Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math
- CANADA, 2012, 76 minutes
- In English and Icelandic with English subtitles
Sigurdur Hjartarson, curator of the Icelandic Phallogical Museum in Husavik, thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, is searching for one final sample for his collection—a human penis. Over the past 40 years, the world’s only museum devoted to the male mammalian sex organ has amassed samples from every species on the planet except for a human specimen. A professor of folklore, miscellaneous doctors, family members, and two prospective competing donors make appearances in this surprisingly tasteful yet frequently hilarious documentary. Directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math lovingly and comically tell the tale of one man’s quest to complete his life’s goals—to fill his museum, and to end the taboo of talking about the human penis. Visually similar to the work of Errol Morris, THE FINAL MEMBER shares Morris's wickedly clever sense of humor and affinity for memorable subjects. This film is at once completely surprising and thoroughly engaging, but also informative, educational, and deeply probing (sorry!).