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Freedom of the ScreenLegal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981$
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Laura Wittern-Keller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124513

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.001.0001

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Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962–1965

Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962–1965

(p.231) 11 Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962–1965
Freedom of the Screen

Laura Wittern-Keller

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses Ronald Freedman's efforts to fight for the freedom of the screen. Freedman initially wanted to become a crusader for avant-garde films, but due to the interference of censorship, he was incited to become a free speech advocate instead. The case that Freedman was involved with turned out to be the big case in the razing of governmental film censorship.

Keywords:   Ronald Freedman, freedom, avant-garde films, interference, censorship, free speech, film censorship

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