FREE SCREENING - Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape

“…this film isn’t just relevant to horror fans; this is a film that is relevant to every adult human being. It is a lesson and a warning about the nature of censorship, and the very real threats it presents to civil liberty.” – Ben Bussey, Brutal as Hell

What better way to kick off one of the most insane film series Cinefamily’s ever done than with the definitive documentary about the series’ subject? Prepare to be corrupted and depraved by this exhaustive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon — one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film. This critically-acclaimed doc features interviews with British horror filmmakers Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Black Death), alongside the UK government officials on the other side of the Nasties controversy, and rare archive footage featuring James Ferman (director of the BBFC 1975-1999) & Mary Whitehouse. Taking in the explosion of home video, the erosion of civil liberties, the introduction of draconian censorship measures, hysterical press campaigns and the birth of many careers born in blood and videotape, this important film also reflects on the influence this peculiar era still exerts on us today. This screening is a free-admission event (first-come, first-served!)
Dir. Jake West, 2010, digital presentation, 72 min.

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