Let the Fire Burn

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 25, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Zeitgeist Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Q&A with Director Jason Osder
    • 2002 interview with Michael Ward, sole child survivor of the MOVE tragedy
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

Total Count: 45


User Ratings: 903
Rating: 4/4 -- Director Jason Osder's grieving account of the deadly police assault on the MOVE collective's fortified Philadelphia row house works small, continuous miracles with a variety of existing footage. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jun 13, 2014
Director Jason Osder has created a film that is an accurate capsule of one extraordinary human rights violation approved and carried out by the political hierarchy of Philadelphia in 1983. Full Review
Easy Reader (California)
Sep 18, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- Powerful and disturbing. Full Review
Dare Daniel
Oct 2, 2019
It's scary as both a movie and a still-reverberating moment in time. Full Review
Dec 10, 2013
The violent clash between constitutional freedoms and social society, not to mention the racial conflict, make for a very American story. Full Review
Feb 25, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- Brilliantly edited, the film moves back and forth in time, first tracking the events leading up to the confrontation through news reports of the day. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Dec 6, 2013
Jason Osder's riveting documentary chronicles the escalating confrontations between the Philadelphia police and the radical group Move.
Oct 1, 2013

Product Description:

Jason Osder's documentary LET THE FIRE BURN revisits the horrific 1985 standoff between the MOVE organization and officials in Philadelphia, which led to a fire that caused the deaths of nearly a dozen people. The filmmakers offer an even-handed account that shows how each side exacerbated the situation.


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  • UPC: 795975116039
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