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At BFI, Mike Mashon and James Bell explore a Pre-Code Hollywood:
In the brief window between the announcement of the Hays Code censorship guidelines in 1930 and the creation of a body with sufficient resources to implement them in 1934, Hollywood studios were able to portray America with a realism previously unseen in its history.
Mike Mashon explores the history of demands for a system of moral oversight and shows how conservatives lobbied to enforce it, while below, James Bell examines the new-found freedoms filmmakers enjoyed in their depiction of taboo subjects from adultery and poverty to crime.
James Cameron and Cirque du Soleil are partnering to produce a live Avatar arena show, THR reports.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center have unveiled their poster for the 2014 New York Film Festival, designed by Laurie Simmons:
Vimeo has launched its first original web series, High Maintenance. The first episode can be seen below.