48 Movies That Helped Change America!
|See the movies that changed America! Prohibition, abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, organized crime, loan sharking, juvenile justice, homelessness, police corruption, immigration -- in their first decades, movies brought an astonishing range of issues to the screen. Whether exposing abuse or lampooning reform, films put a human face on social problems and connected with audiences in a new way. Movies were entertainment with the power to persuade. The acclaimed Treasures from American Film Archives series has earned raves and awards for the past seven years including the National Society of Film Critics' Film Heritage Award and the VSDA's Best in Show Non-Theatrical Award.|
"A must-have for anyone interested in film history! Film Comment
"A wish come true! The Village Voice
Editor's NoteNo taboo subject is left untouched in this treasure trove of films on important American social issues. With insightful commentary from experts, this extensive set offers a revealing glimpse into the past with rare cartoons, newsreels, serials, and films like "The Black Hand," "How They Rob Men in Chicago," "Where Are My Children?" and "Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce," among others.