Friday, February 8, 2013

The Naughtiest Year Ever!

Film Forum is tipping its hat to the "naughtiest" year in Hollywood with a 4 week film festival. 1933 was the last year that Hollywood ignored the infamous Production Code, so many of the films contain blushable moments, sharp dialogue and controversial topics from rape, prostitution and suicide to the length of a gal's skirt.
Check out gems like Gold Diggers of 1933, Dinner at Eight, Bombshell, Baby Face, Footlight Parade, Duck Soup, She Done Him Wrong, The Story of Temple Drake, Dancing Lady, and I Cover the Waterfront.
On Monday, February 18th, Film Forum is giving an extra special Pre-Code treat with a reading of the notrious film Convention City, which is unfortunately a lost film.

It's a festival only Joseph I. Breen couldn't love.

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