Red Hollywood
Films Made by Victims of the Hollywood Blacklist

Red Hollywood - Films Made by Victims of the Hollywood Blacklist
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Seeing Red - The Story of New Zealand Filmmaker Cecil Holmes
Cecil Holmes was a young talented New Zealander, born in Palmerston North, who became caught up in New Zealand's own "red scare". Having seen service - he had had a "good war" - Holmes returned to Wellington, his eyes opened about the world. A film enthusiast, he worked at the…
Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist
This one-hour film, narrated by Actor BURT LANCASTER, explores the lingering effects of The Hollywood Blacklist, which occurred in the late forties and early fifties as part of the Anti-Communist witch-hunts that terrorized the nation. This film is seen through the eyes of the wives and children of the now…
Seeing Red - Stories of American Communists
An informed look at the individuals who made up the American Communist Party from the 1930s through the '50s. Fighting for the causes of unionization, unemployment and Social Security benefits, and the eight-hour day, they committed themselves to what they believed was the right way for America. Not just a…
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Trumbo - The Blacklisted Screenwriter's Fascinating Life Story
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The Revolutionary - An American in Mao’s Cultural Revolution
Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI Chinese language expert at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Chinese Communist Party, and was an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath. An intimate of the Party's leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou…
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Inside the Khmer Rouge takes an in-depth look at the history, domination, and current status of the Khmer Rouge (a Communist regime) in Cambodia. The film features revealing interviews with soldiers of both the modern Khmer Rouge and those who fight in opposition. A comprehensive timeline of the regime's five-year…
A Month in the Life of Ephtim D.
This documentary takes a rare and intimate look at the life of a 73-year-old pensioner currently living in Bulgaria following the collapse of the former Soviet Union. We follow Ephtim D. from the meager dinner table where he and his wife dine on some bread with a little margarine and…
When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose  - The Making of Early Movies
In the early 1980s, documentary filmmaker Stephen Schaller was instrumental in the rediscovery and restoration of The Lumberjack (1914), the oldest surviving film made in Wisconsin, and produced by a group of itinerant filmmakers who traveled from town to town making "local talent" pictures. Schaller's lovely and sometimes deeply emotional,…
Documentary and Experimental Film
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The process of documenting ordinary or exceptional events in such a way that they tell a compelling story is the skill set that documentary filmmakers bring to moviemaking. This film describes the genre of short documentaries and experimental films from the 20's and 30's blossomed into the megahit documentary features…
Red Gringo - Dean Reed, the "Red Elvis" of Latin America
Reminiscent of Searching for Sugarman, RED GRINGO follows Dean Reed, a North American singer who became a pop idol during the '50s and '60s in Chile and the Americas. There, the surprising political transformation he undergoes after learning of the brutality and repression of U.S.-supported regimes in South America earns…
The Soviet Story
This is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9th, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe's most murderous regime…