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Controversial Documentary ‘Let The Fire Burn’ Opens In Chicago In Oct

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act September 4, 2013 at 10:08AM

Tambay first wrote about this much anticipated documentary by Jason Osder - Let the Fire Burn - in July (HERE), but I have to disagree with him on one point.
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Tambay first wrote about this much anticipated documentary by Jason Osder - Let the Fire Burn - in July (HERE), but I have to disagree with him on one point.

He said that the controversial incident, which the documentary is about, was a “widely-unfamiliar story”. Well that’s not exactly true. I recall the incident quite vividly and, in fact, it was a major media story in the country for weeks and the subject of much intense debate.

Burn chronicles the story which led to the infamous May 1985 standoff between the Philadelphia Police and a black radical, back-to-nature, communal organization called MOVE.

People in the neighborhood constantly complained to authorities about the compost piles the group kept in the back of the row house they lived in, and, after attempts by the police to move the organization out of their house, there was an armed standoff which resulted in a police officer being shot and killed.

After a shootout involving guns and tear gas, the police decided to bomb the MOVE row house, resulting in, not surprisingly, total disaster and tragedy. Several adults and children in the building died in the resulting fire and the neighborhood was destroyed when the fire spread out of control and razed some 60 homes in the area to the ground.

Zeitgeist Films picked up the film for theatrical and eventual DVD and VOD distribution, and after its premiere in early October at the Film Forum in New York, Burn will then travel to Chicago where it will play an extended two week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago from Oct. 18-31.

There’s no trailer yet for the film, but here's a video of a Q & A with director Osder, taped at the Hot Docs Film Festival:

This article is related to: Screening Sighting, Coming Soon


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