Update. This post was update on 3/27 to reflect a change in date and venue from NPT Studio A to Regal Green Hills Theatre 14.
A special screening of Let the Fire Burn, a 2014 Independent Spirit Award Winner, has been added to the Community Cinema schedule on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. as part of the 2014 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) presented by Nissan. The screening gives NaFF attendees a bonus free option. The screening will take place at Regal Green Hills Cinemas in Theatre 14. Those wishing to attend the screening, even with a NaFF laminate, must RSVP at http://communitycinemastudioA.eventbrite.com.
About the film.
Let the Fire Burn
(Jason Osder / USA)
On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated — and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “…let the fire burn.” Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Jason Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history. Winner, Truer Than Fiction Award, 2014 Independent Spirit Awards.
In Partnership with Nashville Public Television and ITVS
Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 am
Regal Green Hills Cinemas Theatre 14
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