Outlawed Festival Films - Virtual Class

Scandalous! Confront festival films throughout history that have been so provocative that they were deemed too dangerous by authorities for viewing. Taught by John Trafton.

March 9, 2021

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Scandalous! Blasphemy! Outrageous! Obscene! Film festivals are often on the cutting edge, presenting films that audiences may have a challenge seeing again for a variety of reasons. These are films that made a splash on the festival circuit when they debuted, only to be banned by governments and film censors. This class looks at festival films throughout history that have been so provocative that they were deemed too dangerous by authorities for viewing. Some of these films were banned for offending religious sensibilities, others were banned for promoting indecency, and others banned for calling out a nation’s colonial legacy.

Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.

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CLASS SPECIFICS

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presented via Zoom Webinar
$25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Reduced / SIFF Member
Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming.

CLASS WORKLOAD

All are welcome. You do not need to have seen the films presented in class in advance but if you would like to, the film titles below are linked to a page which aggregates where they may be viewed online or Scarecrow Video will have physical media.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

John Trafton is a Lecturer in Film Studies at Seattle University and the author of "The American Civil War and The Hollywood War Film." Visit his website.