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Light Industry: Child Bride

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 7, 2010

Audience watching a movie at Light Industry

Feb. 9
7:30 p.m.
Light Industry
220 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Hosted by: Light Industry

Child Bride, directed by Harry Revier, is a production of the legendary exploitation film producer Kroger Babb from 1938.

This “gripping tale of shackled youth” is in the grand exploitation tradition of claiming to be educational and “thought-provoking,” but is really just a lurid journey into degradation, sleaze, violence and partial nudity. Here’s the wild and hilarious description of the film from Light Industry:

Let us show you an era when lust was called just, when any blossoming prepubescent could be seized by throngs of men thrice her age (or more!) for a life without education or opportunity. See the fight for progressive reform to protect our youth from perverts, mongoloids, and midgets! See moonshiners and bootleggers scrabbling for survival in the Great Depression!

The 16mm archival print that will be screened for this event comes courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Also, the screening will be introduced by Emma Brenner-Malin and Joshua Solondz, who both work as interns for Light Industry.

Watch the scandalous trailer!

Poster for Child Bride:

Poster for movie Child Bride featuring drawings of actors

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