|October Radical Movie Night - "Let the Fire Burn"|
Next Radical Movie Night Oct. 10th
The location where Radical Movie Nights take place is The Sci Fi Center, which many locals already know from its longstanding tradition for showing independent movies and cult classics that are often not available in a large screen setting. (Disclaimer: the Sci Fi Center is not actually involved in the Radical Movie Nights, outside of permitting us to use it as a venue for showing movies.)
In order to coincide with the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality, which is held annually on Oct. 22nd (for more info see: http://www.october22.org/) October's screenings will involve movies that relate to police abuses. On October 10th, we will be showing "Let the Fire Burn" a documentary about the Philadelphia police department's response to a group known as the MOVE Organization, which was a radical black liberation group that practiced anarcho-primitivism, during two raids in 1978 and 1985.
This film raises many questions about the tendency of governments and law enforcement to use
|Delbert Africa is arrested by police after the 1978 gun battle.|
Further, those residents' and the city's years long battle over poorly constructed and massively over budget replacement homes highlights the often corrupt and crony driven nature of politics. One might be tempted to ask if they were actually better off with their noisy neighbors. It certainly does beg the question of whether there were many, many better options to resolve the issues.
|Let the Fire Burn|
Awards:Winner - Best Editing in a Documentary Feature - Tribeca Film Festival
Special Jury Mention - Best New Documentary Director - Tribeca Film Festival
Director Jason Osder was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in Filmmaker Magazine July 2013.
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