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SCANDALOUS!

The folks over at Three Dollar Bill Cinema present the SCANDALOUS series, three controversial queer films from the 50s that challenged the morality and taboos of their day. The series kicks off this Thursday, April 12th with Tea and Sympathy (1956), Vincente Minnelli's adaptation of the Broadway play, starring John Kerr as a student who doesn't fit in with his athletic peers and Deborah Kerr as the housemaster's wife who offers him acceptance in various scandalous ways. On April 19th, there's the women's prison noir classic Caged (1950) with Eleanor Parker (the Baroness from The Sound of Music) as an innocent new arrival who learns the hard way how to survive under the matron's (Hope Emerson) cruel eye. Parker and Emerson were nominated for Oscars, as was the screenplay. Wrapping it all up on April 26th is Un Chant D' Amour (1950), Jean Genet's graphic, stunning film about prisoners who use their erotic fantasies to alleviate their loneliness and pain. Following the film are four Kenneth Anger shorts: Fireworks (1947), Rabbit's Moon (1950), Scorpio Rising (1964) and Kustom Kar Komandos (1965), featuring everything from bikers to sailors to magic lanterns and tight jeans. All films start at 7pm at The Northwest Film Forum. Tickets are $9 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members, $10 for the general public, and $25 for a pass to all three films. To find our more and get tickets, click HERE.

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