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Workshop for Carmilla: Video Nasty

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Workshop for Carmilla: Video Nasty

Time: November 23, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Pig Iron School
Street: 1417 N 2nd Street
City/Town: Philadelphia
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Phone: 215-454-9776
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Inis Nua Theatre
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2014

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Inis Nua Theatre Company presents a free public sharing of a one-week workshop on Carmilla: Video Nasty, an Inis Nua original in development, this Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 6:00pm at Pig Iron School (1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia). In 1983, a low budget film company tries to adapt Sheridan LeFanu's Gothic horror novella, Carmilla for a direct-to-video audience. With the advent of VCRs, people have the ability to watch video movies in the privacy of their own home. But in 1980's Thatcher Britain, there is no film classification for these videos. And the conservatives are upset about it. They worry that the movies, dubbed "video nasties", will destroy society. Think of the children! What proceeds is a media frenzy and social hysteria ultimately resulting in banning the so-called video nasties. Come see the beginning ideas as the company devises its new work. The workshop is free and open to the public. 

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