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Strange Victory

Strange Victory
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Starring: Virgil Richardson
Director: Leo Hurwitz
Plot Sypnosis:

This rarely seen, stylistically bold documentary equals the visual, poetic brilliance of Battleship Potemkin and I am Cuba while delivering an extraordinary cry from the heart to make a better place for our children. Skillfully combining documentary footage of World War II battles, postwar refugees, and the Nuremberg trials with powerful dramatic re-enactments, Hurwitz wove an extraordinary cinematic portrait of postwar American Fascism. How could it be, the film asked, that servicemen returned home from defeating a racist and genocidal enemy found the United States plagued by racism, Jim Crow, anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, and xenophobia? Bonus Features: " 2K restoration of Strange Victory from the original 35mm nitrate fine grain master. " Leo Hurwitz's stunning 1964 epilogue to Strange Victory celebrating Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. " Leo Hurwitz speaking about Strange Victory, courtesy of Ingela Romare, from her 1992 film, On Time, Art, Love, and Trees: A Meeting with Leo T. Hurwitz. " Barney Rosset speaking about Strange Victory, courtesy of CUNY TV City Cinematheque and interviewer Jerry Carlson. Six amazing films from Hurwitz's years as a member of the Worker's Film and Photo League and Nykino, Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC: " National Hunger March 1931 " Bonus March 1932 " Hunger March 1932 " America Today " World in Review " Pie in the Sky (starring Elia Kazan)

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1948
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 71
Specs: Blu-ray