Red Hollywood
Red Hollywood (2014)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 31, 2014
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2014
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

Rigorously argued and exhaustively researched.

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Cole Smithey


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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

An intellectual tour through some of American cinema's most politically idealistic moments and some of its most pessimistic.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

In the end, this film is an interesting, but disjointed look at the efforts of blacklisted filmmakers to influence society. It isn't always successful in convincingly illustrating its claims, but it is historically important.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Makes a significant (and entertaining) contribution to the saga of the blacklist.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

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.

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Walter M.
As an informative documentary about the Hollywood Blacklist, "Red Hollywood" is less interested in the martyrdom of those involved than it is in… More