ZOOM EVENT - For Adults Only! The History of the Exploitation Film - Zoom lecture, discussion and Q&A with film historian Keith Crocker!



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For Adults Only! The History of the Exploitation Film

Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00 PM ET -  Zoom Invitation Link provided in Email Order Confirmation

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For Adults Only! The History of the Exploitation Film: An exploitation film is a film defined as intended to attract an audience by means of its sensationalist or controversial content. And although they featured lurid subject matter, exploitation films of the 1920s, 30s and 40s evaded the strict censorship and scrutiny of the era by claiming to be educational. Movies such as Narcotic (1933), Damaged Lives (1933), and Lash of the Penitents (1936) warned audiences of the dangers of drugs, prostitution and vice, all the while reveling in the very sacred images that the film showcased and yet condemned. And in the upcoming decades, exploitation films would cover the subjects of white slavery, burlesque shows and sexually transmitted diseases. Find out all there is to know about this odd cinematic movement that existed to oppose censorship, all the while laughing its way to the bank. Taking its cue from the carnival midway of Americana, this program is a must for fans of the strange and unusual. *NOTE* This program is intended for adult audiences only!

Keith Crocker is a Long Island, NY based filmmaker and film historian. He attended the New York Institute of Technology from 1984 through 1988, where he majored in film and TV production. Keith’s first job in cinema was making short Super 8mm films used for aversion therapy in phobia clinics. In 1993, Keith made his first feature film, which was based on Edgar Allan Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue. During this time, he also worked as a motion picture projectionist and started a video on demand company. 30 years later, that business is still running. From 1987 through 2005, Keith was editor of the fanzine The Journal, which published 25 issues before going into hiatus. In 2008, Keith released Blitzkreig, which was a WWII based film. During this time, he was also the co-founder of Wildeye Releasing. He left Wildeye in 2012. Keith has been teaching adult education at Nassau Community College for the past 18 year has also been giving seminars on motion pictures to public libraries and community centers for the past 25 years. He lives on Long Island with his wife/muse Christina Crocker. He has two screenplays written for upcoming production.