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Strange Victory

 
newly restored
 
Mar 16—Mar 22, 2016
 
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RUN TIME: 71min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
+  Special appearance by Manfred Kirchheimer Wed, Mar 16 at 8pm
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday March 16, 2016
Performances no longer available.
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Directed by Leo Hurwitz | 1948
“The most ambitious leftist film made in the US between Native Land and Salt of the Earth is this documentary noir.”
—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Before he ran Grove Press, Evergreen Review founder Barney Rosset produced this potent and uncompromising look at racism in postwar America, which compares the US with Nazi Germany and finds “the ideas of the loser still active in the land of the winner.” With its startling, often graphic depictions of racial and political violence, this rarely seen, stylistically bold documentary is “extraordinary… Hurwitz, with his audacious editing and blunt commentary, infuses it with a substance far more radical and harrowing than anything Hollywood could produce” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker). A Milestone Films release.

Please note: the following screenings have been canceled.

March 21: 2, 3:45pm
March 22: 2, 3:45pm

 
Talks 
Special Appearance 
 

by Manfred Kirchheimer 

The 8pm screening on Wed, Mar 16, will feature an in-person appearance by filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer.