Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents SCANDALOUS, a series of controversial queer films from the 1950s. These rarely-seen films, some on newly restored 35mm prints, tackled queer themes like none before as filmmakers began to challenge this enforced morality of the time by addressing off-limits subjects.
From polite lessons in socially acceptable behavior to vicious (and homoerotic) scenes of life behind bars, these taboo-breaking films demand your attention.

All films start at 7:00 PM at the Northwest Film Forum.
Northwest Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle
Tickets: $10 (regular), $9 (TDBC members), $25 (series pass)
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April 12
TEA & SYMPATHY (1956)
A sensitive outsider at an all-boys prep school struggles to fit in among his jock peers and prove his “manhood” with help from the headmaster’s wife. Deborah Kerr and Leif Erickson reprised their roles from the hit Broadway play for this colorful adaptation directed by Vincente Minnelli.
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April 19
CAGED (1950)
An innocent young girl learns how to survive women’s prison the hard way under the iron fist of a cruel matron. Agnes Moorehead (“BEWITCHED”), Eleanor Parker (THE SOUND OF MUSIC) and the ultra-imposing Hope Emerson star in this outrageous Oscar-nominated noir classic.
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April 26
UN CHANT D'AMOUR (1950)
With Kenneth Anger short films (1947-1965)
Banned for decades, French writer Jean Genet’s stunning silent film depicts the graphic gay fantasies inside a men’s prison. Following this film are four shorts by Kenneth Anger: FIREWORKS (1947), RABBIT'S MOON (1950), SCORPIO RISING (1964), and KUSTOM KAR KOMANDOS (1965). From leather-clad bikers to sadomasochistic scenes, these newly restored prints from one of America’s first openly gay filmmakers leave nothing to the imagination.
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2nd screening added at 9:15pm for this screening! Tickets available for both 7pm & 9:15pm show. Tickets for 9:15pm show available at box office only which opens at 6:15pm