Saturday, March 18, 2017

Seeing Red (1983)

Academy Awards, USA 1984

Best Documentary, Features
Jim Klein
Julia Reichert

Heartland Productions
Directed by James Klein and Julia Reichert
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Filmmaker Julia Reichert interviews surviving members of the American Communist Party when it was a viable third party in the 1930s and 1940s. Most are still proud of their accomplishments and dedication, with some great stories to go along with those memories. Pete Seeger gives his perspective and sings some songs. A very revealing look at what was then, and still is, an American taboo, laying the groundwork for today's leftist movement, and never more relevant than in the age of Trump.

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