“American Radical” will get you thinking and talking


If you are a fan of documentaries that are complex, intelligent and nuanced, American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein is for you. This is not an issue film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a portrait of a passionate, stubborn, frustrating and affecting man, and a glimpse into the world of punditry and academia that is largely forgotten when you watch the news or read the jacket of the latest political hardcover. Think An Unreasonable Man only more unreasonable.

Here are some reviews:
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein is a cautiously respectful documentary portrait of a political firebrand who presents himself as a beacon of moral truth in the murk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” —Stephen Holden, New York Times

“With impressive restraint, the fascinatingly thorny American Radical is less interested in the validity of Finkelstein’s ideas—seriously mounted, if inflammatory—and more in the topsy-turvy life of today’s professional academic. Amazingly, that choice doesn’t result in a boring movie.” —Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“A fascinating, well-rounded portrait of Finkelstein that simultaneously informs, inspires and infuriates…the filmmakers ride a delicate line, assembling a warts-and-all portrait that shows why Finkelstein is deeply respected and equally reviled.” —Mark Achbar, Director of The Corporation and Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

American Radical plays March 8-11. I bet you you’ll like it.


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