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Austin Film Society: AFS Doc Nights: Let the Fire Burn

Not rated, 88 min. Directed by Jason Osder.

Using archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder revisits the horrifying event that occurred in Philadelphia in May 1985 during which the city's government, police, and fire departments ended an armed standoff with the radical vegan, back-to-nature, mostly African-American organization called MOVE. Several incendiary bombs were dropped from a police helicopter, an entire city block burned to the ground, and 11 people died in the conflagration. See "A Not-So-Sunny Philadelphia," Feb. 7, for more on thew film.
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