The History of the Exploitation Film

at Virtual | Wed May 19



Long Island, NY

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Date & Time

07:00 PM
Wed, May 19, 2021
Cost:    Public $7 | Members $5

"For Adults Only! The History of the Exploitation Film: An exploitation film is a film defined as intended to attract an audience by means of its sensationalist or controversial content. And although they featured lurid subject matter, exploitation films of the 1920s, 30s and 40s evaded the strict censorship and scrutiny of the era by claiming to be educational. Movies such as Narcotic (1933), Damaged Lives (1933), and Lash of the Penitents (1936) warned audiences of the dangers of drugs, prostitution and vice, all the while reveling in the very sacred images that the film showcased and yet condemned. And in the upcoming decades, exploitation films would cover the subjects of white slavery, burlesque shows and sexually transmitted diseases. Find out all there is to know about this odd cinematic movement that existed to oppose censorship, all the while laughing its way to the bank. Taking its cue from the carnival midway of Americana, this program is a must for fans of the strange and unusual. *NOTE* This program is intended for adult audiences only, do not open this up for children or pre-teens."

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