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Title Sickies Making Films.

Publication Info. Video Project, 2018.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (84 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer John Waters
Event Originally produced by Video Project in 2018.
Summary 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***
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Motion pictures.
Motion picture industry.
Mass media and culture.
Mass media.
History, Modern.
Documentary films.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Tropea, Joe, film director.
A. Emmons Jr., Robert, film director.
Waters, John, actor.
Video Project (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6333783 Kanopy

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