Let the Fire Burn is a documentary about the 1985 standoff between the extremist black power MOVE organization and the Philadelphia police which led to the police authorized bombing of the tenement building the MOVE activists had occupied. The bomb set off a fire that killed several innocent civilians.
Let the Fire Burn will have showings at this years Tribeca Film Festival and TIFF. Director Jason Oder documents the personal stories of neighborhood residents, MOVE members and officials through extensive archival footage of court hearings, news broadcasts, home movies and interviews.
The film’s poster does a good job of representing the chaos of the event. The sepia tone gives it a more 1970′s revolutionary vibe than 1980′s feel.
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