Sacco & Vanzetti


1h 21m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Focuses on Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and disse

Film Details

Also Known As
Sacco and Vanzetti
MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Historical
Legal
Political
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Crawford Media Services; Jacob and Bessye Blaufarb Videotape Library of the American Labor Movement/Nyu Libaries; New York State Council On The Arts
Distribution Company
First Run Features; First Run Features

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

Synopsis

Focuses on Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance directed at immigrants and dissenters in America, and millions of people in the U.S. and around the world protested on their behalf. Nearly eighty years later, the story continues to have great resonance, as America once again grapples with issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants. A chorus of passionate commentators propels the narrative, including a number of older people with personal connections to the story. Artwork, music, poetry, and feature film clips about the case are interwoven into the storytelling.

Film Details

Also Known As
Sacco and Vanzetti
MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Historical
Legal
Political
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Crawford Media Services; Jacob and Bessye Blaufarb Videotape Library of the American Labor Movement/Nyu Libaries; New York State Council On The Arts
Distribution Company
First Run Features; First Run Features

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 6, 2007

Released in United States March 30, 2007

Released in United States Winter January 21, 2007

Released in United States Winter January 21, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States March 30, 2007 (New York City)

Released in United States April 6, 2007 (Los Angeles)