The Cinematheque: Down and Dirty In Gower Gulch: Poverty Row Films Preserved By UCLA - Mamba
Down and Dirty In Gower Gulch, © The Cinematheque
The Cinematheque is showing six different movies as part of their program “Down and Dirty In Gower Gulch: Poverty Row Films Preserved By UCLA”. Poverty row was a slang term to refer to a variety of small and mostly short lived B movie studios. Many of them were in today’s Gower Street in Hollywood. Most movies were shot quickly and with a very low budget but with a certain artistic freedom. Controversial or risky subjects the big studios would not touch could be explored. Mamba is a colonialist drama set in pre-WWI German East Africa (now Tanzania) and Hollywood’s first all-colour feature-length sound film that wasn’t a musical. It was thought lost, except for fragments, until an intact print was located in Australia a decade ago.
Thursday April 25, 2019 I 6:30PM
Monday April 29, 2019 I 8:30PM
Where? The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver