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Red Hollywood
Film essayist Thom Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) collaborated with film historian/theoretician NoŽl Burch on Red Hollywood, a documentary adaptation of their essay "Les Communistes de Hollywood." Andersen and Burch examine the work of the "Hollywood Ten," and other filmmakers and artists impacted by the infamous House Committee on Un-American Activities. While the Hollywood Ten were derided by no less than Billy Wilder as untalented, Andersen and Burch are more concerned with whether or not expressions of their progressive political beliefs can actually be found in… More

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"An intellectual tour through some of American cinema's most politically idealistic moments and some of its most pessimistic."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Makes a significant (and entertaining) contribution to the saga of the blacklist."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"The directors make no pretense at objectivity... By limiting their examples to "filmwork created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist," they ignore a mainstream cinema that was considerably more complex than they are willing to admit."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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