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February’s cinematic vice is DRUGS

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

The IFI’s vice seasons continue in February with Part Two: Drugs
Hollywood’s relationship with drugs has often been uneasy. It wasn’t even a subject that was thought suitable to be addressed in film until the release in 1955 of Otto Preminger’s taboo-breaking The Man with the Golden Arm (Feb 27th, 18.30) which changed the way films were certified in America – all at a time that the studios were indulging their stars’ habits and covering up any drugs busts.

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