June 21 - August 30Film Program
Organized in conjunction with the New York Public Library, this 3 month long film series examined 17 films that were challenged, banned or censored by city and state censor boards or prosecuted in the supreme court because of issues of violence, politics, racism or sexuality. This series beginning with D.W. Griffith's 1915 Birth of a Nation was part of a larger program of exhibitions, symposia and talks entitled Interpreting Censorship. All screenings held at Donnell Library Center. Publication An important component to the program was a catalogue that documented the series with a critical essay by first amendment lawyer Edward de Grazia, photographs and historical newspaper articles detailing the reasons for censorship.
Exhibit Archive | 82-83 Calender