Damned in the U.S.A.


1h 8m 1991

Brief Synopsis

Documentary focusing on the censorship controversy in America involving pornography, art and blasphemy.

Film Details

Also Known As
Damned in the USA
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m

Synopsis

Documentary focusing on the censorship controversy in America involving pornography, art and blasphemy.

Film Details

Also Known As
Damned in the USA
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States Fall November 12, 1992

Released in United States January 1993

Released in United States January 29, 1993

Released in United States March 12, 1993

Released in United States May 1992

Released in United States November 13, 1992

Released in United States September 1991

Shown at Human Rights Watch Festival, New York City May 8-17, 1992.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 24 - October 3, 1991.

Shown at Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City September 23-26, 1991.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-17, 1993.

Received an International Emmy for Outstanding Arts Documentary.

DIUSA Releasing is the filmmakers' own distribution banner.

Footage containing a performance by Lou Lou Reed of an acoustic version of "Walk on the Wild Side," with lyrics updated to reflect the battle surrounding "Damned in the U.S.A.," was added as a prologue for the film's 1992 theatrical release.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 24 - October 3, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1993 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-17, 1993.)

Released in United States January 29, 1993

Released in United States March 12, 1993 (Chicago)

Released in United States May 1992 (Shown at Human Rights Watch Festival, New York City May 8-17, 1992.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Immediately following its US premiere at the 1991 Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Reverend Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association brought multiple lawsuits against the film to keep it from being shown in the USA. The resulting litigation, which was resolved in September, 1992, caused the film to be kept from public view for more than a year.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City September 23-26, 1991.)

Released in United States Fall November 12, 1992

Released in United States November 13, 1992 (New York City)