Thursday, July 30, 2015

MOVE documentary premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Filmmaker Jason Osder takes on MOVE

MOVE documentary premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

0 comments
Filmmaker Jason Osder
Filmmaker Jason Osder GW Cherry Tree

Filmmaker Jason Osder will premiere his documentary, "Let the Fire Burn," about the MOVE bombings at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 18-28.

Here's the description from Osder's website:

On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE.
The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour although firefighters were on the scene with water cannons in place.
Five children and six adults were killed and sixty-one homes were destroyed by the six-alarm blaze, one of the largest in the city’s history.
This dramatic tragedy unfolds through an extraordinary visual record previously withheld from the public. It is a graphic illustration of how prejudice, intolerance and fear can lead to unthinkable acts of violence.

 

Tribeca calls the film an "unbiased and thorough account" of MOVE and a "real-life Wild West story absent the luxury of identifying its heroes by the color of their hats."

Osder currently resides in Washington, D.C. where is a professor at George Washington University. In 2011, Osder was awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program to complete the film.

Inquirer Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
If you've got an insatiable appetite for the latest and greatest celebrity fodder, we've got your fix! Our Celebrities & Gossip blog highlights breaking local and national celebrity news.

Molly Eichel Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter