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‘Let the Fire Burn’

Jason Osder’s walloping documentary recounts the tale of the political sect called MOVE—or at least its destruction, after a twelve-year-long war of nerves with Philadelphia authorities that culminated in an astounding, live-telecast attack on their fortified house. Osder’s movie has a few explanatory intertitles but no voiceover. It’s completely drawn from documents, notably the public inquiry held in the aftermath of the attack, and the media coverage that the events received.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or online.

Category: Film
Film Forum
209 West Houston St.,
New York, NY