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Contest: <i>Let the Fire Burn</i> tickets

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We’re giving away tickets to see Let the Fire Burn at the Ritz Bourse. To enter, e-mail us at contests@cinedelphia.com, and tell us why you want to go! Winners will be chosen at random, only one entry per household please!

From the distributer:

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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Jill Malcolm

Jill is happiest attending midnight screenings with other crazy film fans at her local theater. Her other passions include reading, traveling to faraway places, cat videos, pugs, and jalapeño peppers. She is co-founder of the blog Filmhash.

(3) Readers Comments

  1. know some of those effected and am interested in seeing the recounting of the event

  2. know some effected and would like to see recounting of the event.

  3. im interested in learning more

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