This Film is Not Yet Rated Posters
By Ryan Parsons | Images property of IFC Films.
| We have just received
the first two posters for the upcoming NC-17 documentary This
Film Is Not Yet Rated.
This Film is Not Yet Rated Posters, Trailer and Synopsis
IFC Original Documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated, the breakthrough
film from Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick (Twist of Faith)
is an unprecedented investigation into the MPAA film ratings system and its profound
impact on American culture.
The MPAA, a lobbying organization for the movie industry, maintains a ratings
system first implemented in 1968 by longtime president Jack Valenti. This system,
with its age based content classification using letter grades G, PG, PG-13,
R, and NC-17 (formerly X), has become a cultural icon. But behind its simple
façade is a censoring process kept entirely secret. Board members are
anonymous; deliberations are private; standards are seemingly arbitrary. Thus,
the trade organization for the largest media corporations in America also keeps
a trademarked lock on content regulation over our most unique and popular art
This Film Is Not Yet Rated asks whether Hollywood movies and independent films
are rated equally for comparable content; whether sexual content in gay-themed
movies are given harsher ratings penalties than their heterosexual counterparts;
whether it makes sense that extreme violence is given an R rating while sexuality
is banished to the cutting room floor; whether Hollywood studios receive detailed
directions as to how to change an NC-17 film into an R while independent film
producers are left guessing; and finally, whether keeping the raters and the
rating process secret leave the MPAA entirely unaccountable for its decisions.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated Poster #1
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Filmmakers who speak candidly include John Waters (A Dirty Shame),
Kevin Smith (Clerks), Matt Stone (South Park), Kimberly
Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), Atom Egoyan (Where the
Truth Lies), Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream),
Mary Harron (American Psycho), actress Maria Bello (The
Cooler) and distributor Bingham Ray (co-founder, October Films and former
President, United Artists).
In This Film is Not Yet Rated, director Kirby Dick also examines the most controversial
ratings decisions in recent history, as well as the MPAA’s efforts to
protect copyright and control culture in the name of piracy and profit. Ultimately,
Dick tries to uncover Hollywood’s best-kept secret: the identities of
the ratings board members themselves. The result is a movie about movies unlike
any other movie ever made.
Check out the trailer
for This Film Is Not Yet Rated.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated opens to theatres on
For more movie info, go to the The
Film Is Not Yet Rated Movie Page.
Stay tuned for updates.
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