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Wellington 'Irreversible' injunction blocked

Fri 13 Jun 2003 In: New Zealand Daily News

A last-minute appeal by a Christian pressure group to stop a screening of a controversial, homophobic French film in Wellington has been rejected by the High Court. Irreversible, which will screen tonight as part of the Beck's Incredible Film Festival, features the lengthy, graphic beating and murder of a gay man in an extreme-sex club in front of masturbating witnesses. Society For The Promotion Of Community Standards secretary David Lane feels the censorship laws have failed. "It's a matter of highlighting, at the highest level, the concerns we have about the areas where the law (of censorship) is not being properly implemented." The Office of Film   

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First published: Friday, 13th June 2003 - 12:00pm

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