A film by Jason Osder
ONE OF THE TOP FIVE DOCUMENTARIES OF 2013
—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the black liberation 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. Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing
- Q&A with director Jason Osder
- 2002 interview with Michael Ward, sole child survivor of the MOVE tragedy
- Original theatrical trailer
- Optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
- 5.1 surround and stereo soundtracks
We can ship to USA addresses only. Let the Fire Burn is distributed in Canada by Films We Like.