Sickies Making Films.

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 6333783 | KanopyPublisher: Video Project, 2018Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (84 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
  • two-dimensional moving image
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  • computer
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  • online resource
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: John WatersSummary: Decades before the existence of the MPAA and an implemented rating system, the United States had censors. At least seven states and dozens of cities across the country empowered government-employed censors to injudiciously cut films prior to their exhibition or even outright ban them. SICKIES MAKING FILMS uses the nation's longest surviving censor board as a window into the tangled history of American movie censorship.The film explores the question of why film censorship happens and the politics and prejudices involved by using several classic examples as case studies. Ranging from understandable to highly absurd, films were chopped or blocked due to things like unacceptable violence, language, or sexuality. Official Selection at the **SF DocFest.** Official Selection at the **Maryland Film Festival.** *"...a must-see for its insights into the complicated reasons that Americans have tried to keep other citizens from watching movies they personally find distasteful..." - David Lamble, **The Bay Area Reporter***
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Decades before the existence of the MPAA and an implemented rating system, the United States had censors. At least seven states and dozens of cities across the country empowered government-employed censors to injudiciously cut films prior to their exhibition or even outright ban them. SICKIES MAKING FILMS uses the nation's longest surviving censor board as a window into the tangled history of American movie censorship.The film explores the question of why film censorship happens and the politics and prejudices involved by using several classic examples as case studies. Ranging from understandable to highly absurd, films were chopped or blocked due to things like unacceptable violence, language, or sexuality. Official Selection at the **SF DocFest.** Official Selection at the **Maryland Film Festival.** *"...a must-see for its insights into the complicated reasons that Americans have tried to keep other citizens from watching movies they personally find distasteful..." - David Lamble, **The Bay Area Reporter***

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