When:
Friday, May 24, 2019 7:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Admission:
$8-10

Categories:
Film

Event website:
https://lightboxfilmcenter.org/programs/damaged-lives

Young shipping tycoon David Bradley (played by Lyman Williams) contracts an infectious disease and unknowingly transmits it to his wife. Diane Sinclair plays the traumatized spouse. The Canadian Social Hygiene Council (CSHC) was the sponsor of Edgar G. Ulmer’s Damaged Lives, a feature film about venereal disease. Intended as sexual education, not exploitation, Damaged Lives avoids harsh physiological depictions. It concentrates optimistically on hope provided by knowledge and discretion. Damaged Lives impressed a New York Times critic as “the decisive stroke in the struggle to free discussion of venereal disease…it is forthright, frank, and unforgettable.” This screening is part of Lightbox Film Center’s new series, Down & Dirty in Gower Gulch, a retrospective of low-budget “Poverty Row” films from the ‘30s and ‘40s restored by UCLA Film & Television Archives.

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