Sickies Making FilmsDocumentary
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PRINCIPAL CASTJohn Waters, Pat Moran, Liam Hughes, Aaron Seidler, Laura Wittern-Keller, Richard MacKsey, Barbara Gamse, Alan Shecter, Robert Headley, Julian Lapides, David Taft Terry, Ross Freedman
WRITERRobert A. Emmons Jr., Joe Tropea
Composed of cinematic moments and insightful interviews Sickies Making Films explores the history of American movies by focusing on the nation's longest surviving censor board, the Maryland State Board of Censors (1916-1981). As motion pictures first began to appear calls for censorship accompanied them. In seven states and dozens of cities, censors banned and altered movies citing reasons such as sex, violence, politics, and race issues. Historian and documentarian Joe Tropea traces the battles, hangups, and eventual demise of the film censors in this hilarious and informative documentary.