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"The Sin of Nora Moran" at Lightbox Film Center

Date/Time

May 17, 2019
07:00 PM until 08:00 PM

Description

Phil Goldstone’s The Sin of Nora Moran is neither classic nor camp, but a unique mélange of both. Its standard pre-Code plot (victimized woman descends into a life of degradation) and extremely low budget were common to B-pictures of the period. But it’s the telling of the story that elevates Nora Moran into a class all its own. This it accomplishes through a series of flashbacks, flash-forwards and flashbacks-within-flashbacks so complex that the entire narrative structure quickly ceases to make sense, assuming a free-form, dream-like quality that enhances rather than detracts from it. Haunting, hallucinatory, artistic, exploitative—this may be the best B-film of the 1930s. This screening is part of Lightbox Film Center’s new series, Down & Dirty in Gower Gulch, a retrospective of low-budget “Poverty Row” films from the ‘30s and ‘40s restored by UCLA Film & Television Archives.

Cost

$8-$10

Location

View map Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Lightbox Film Center

Phone

215-895-6590

Contact name

Box Office

Contact email

boxoffice@ihphilly.org

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

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