Let the Fire Burn (2013)

Let the Fire Burn was released on DVD on March 25, 2014
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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 controversial radical urban 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. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “…let the fire burn.” 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.

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US DVD Release Date March 25, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 88 min
Theater Release Date October 2, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date March 25, 2014
Directed by Jason Osder
Studio Zeitgeist Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $59,033
Genre(s) Documentary
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