City of Asylum’s next Silenced Film is Victim – a 1961 British suspense film directed by Basil Dearden, starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. It was the first English language film to use the word “homosexual.” The film premiered in the UK in 1961 and in the US the following year. On its release in the United Kingdom it proved highly controversial to the British Board of Film Censors, and in the US, it was refused a seal of approval from the American Motion Picture Production Code.
Silenced Films: Victim will be screened on Thursday, July 28 from 8:00 until 10:00 pm at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit the Silenced Films: Victim event page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 412-323-0278. This event is BYOB.
The Silenced Films Series is co-presented by Jacob Burns Film Center, and features screenings of international films banned or censored around the world.