Traffic in Souls (1913) directed by George Loane Tucker

Sat May 04 2024 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Woman's Club Of Hollywood | Los Angeles

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Traffic in Souls (1913)  directed by George Loane Tucker The groundbreaking exploitation classic/police procedural that made Universal Pictures a major studio almost overnight!
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George Loane Tucker's Traffic in Souls (1913) was a groundbreaking exploitation classic/police procedural about sex trafficking, and one of the best early American feature films! Audiences lined up for blocks to see it in 1913, making Universal into a major studio almost overnight.

An innovative silent drama and a huge hit in its day, Traffic in Souls (1913) delves into the harrowing depths of forced prostitution in the United States. Directed by the visionary George Loane Tucker and produced by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company, its story is set against the backdrop of bustling New York City, capturing some of the essence of early 20th-century America.
Partially filmed “guerrilla style” on location at iconic sites such as Ellis Island and Manhattan, the movie sheds light on the plight of immigrant women and others who found themselves ensnared in the dark world of prostitution. Released during a period of moral upheaval, the film ignited conversations about the exploitation of women and the urgent need for reform. The film was passed by the National Board of Review as suggesting methods of controlling prostitution.
Through skillful cinematography, Traffic in Souls draws audiences into the heart of its narrative. One of the film's most striking features is its innovative use of camera movement.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience this cinematic gem firsthand. Join us for a special screening of "Traffic in Souls," where you'll be transported to a bygone era that witnessed the birth of a new cinematic language.

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Woman's Club Of Hollywood, 1749 North LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles, United States


USD 12.00 to USD 18.00

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