THE KILLING OF AMERICA

Sheldon Renan, USA, 1981, Severin Films

“A whistle-stop tour de force of more or less every terrible thing that happened in [America] throughout the 60s and 70s.” -- The Guardian

The first-ever full theatrical treatment for one of the most controversial documentaries of all time -- and the most honest portrayal of America’s underbelly any audience will ever see.

Written by Leonard Schrader (brother of TAXI DRIVER scribe Paul), THE KILLING OF AMERICA is a stylish lost piece of the "mondo" film puzzle, directly and coolly addressing the psyche-shattering nature of everyday gun crime through ultra-rare news file footage of the era: assassinations, serial killers, race riots and even more shocking realities. Even though the film was originally made for the same Japanese market as the fetishistic Faces of Death; this 100%-real newsreel assemblage eschews sensationalism and critique to form a wholly original, unforgettable big-screen experience.

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Details

  • 90 mins
  • Color
  • 1.33:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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