On Wednesday, August 13th, the “Ladies of Pre-Code” film series will be featuring a double feature of the documentary Thou Shalt Not and the 1931 Joan Crawford film Dance Fools Dance. The screenings will be held in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine Street) and are FREE with your library card.
The program begins at 5:45 PM with an encore screening of the documentary Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood. NOTE: The issues of synching during its original showing on July 30th have been resolved. This excellent documentary features various film historians, film makers, and cultural commentators discussing the cultural, political, economic and religious reasons for what is known as the Pre-Code era of Hollywood movie making in the early 1930s. Thou Shalt Not has a running time of 67 minutes.
Following Thou Shalt Not, the 1931 Pre-Code classic Dance Fools Dance Starring Joan Crawford will be shown at 7 PM. Ex-socialite turned cub reporter Bonnie (Joan Crawford) goes undercover as a “loose” dancer to uncover the truth of who killed her colleague, ace reporter Bert Scranton (Cliff Edwards). Clark Gable co-stars as a speakeasy owner who sets his sights on seducing Bonnie. Dance Fools Dance has a running time of 82 minutes.
You are more than welcome to attend one film or both.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Scranton Public Library.
All films in the series are free with your library card, but registration is suggested.
To register or for more information, please call Bill at (570) 348-3000, x3008. You may also register online for Thou Shalt Not and Dance Fools Dance by clicking on each title.
Treat yourself to a fun night at the movies! Hope to see you there!