Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco and Vanzetti

Director: Peter Miller, Tony Shalhoub, John Turturro, Howard Zinn

Cast: Peter Miller, Tony Shalhoub, John Turturro, Howard Zinn

     
 
Filmmaker Peter Miller explores the crimes, trial, and execution of notorious 20th-century anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in a documentary that highlights just how this landmark case came to symbolize the injustice and intolerance experienced by immigrants longing to pursue their dreams in the land of the free. It was 1920 when Italian immigrant

Overview

Filmmaker Peter Miller explores the crimes, trial, and execution of notorious 20th-century anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in a documentary that highlights just how this landmark case came to symbolize the injustice and intolerance experienced by immigrants longing to pursue their dreams in the land of the free. It was 1920 when Italian immigrant anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of murder in Massachusetts. Seven years later, when the jurors delivered their final verdict in a notoriously prejudiced trial, both men were condemned to death despite massive protests both in the U.S. and abroad. Eight decades later, as America continues to wrestle with issues of civil rights, immigrant liberties, and dissent, the case of Sacco and Vanzetti continues to resonate. In addition to balancing the personal and political aspects of the case as well as looking into the legal climate of the era, Miller's film brings the prison writings of Sacco and Vanzetti to life as never before as Tony Shalhoub and John Turturro read the deeply personal letters written by the pair during their ordeal. Additional music, artwork, poetry, and film clips inspired by the case propel the narrative by highlighting just what a lasting impression the Sacco and Vanzetti case has had on American culture.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
UPC:
0720229912761
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
16,103

Special Features

Interview with director; Sacco and Vanzetti f.a.q.; Archival photo gallery; Suggested readings

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Shalhoub Nicola Sacco
John Turturro Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Howard Zinn Participant
Nunzio Pernicone Participant
Michael Topp Participant
Lincoln Robbins Participant
Mary Anne Trasciatti Participant
Anton Coppola Participant
Arlo Guthrie Participant
Studs Terkel Participant
Giuliano Montaldo Participant

Technical Credits
Peter Miller Director,Producer
Dan Brooks Sound/Sound Designer
Jesse Crawford Executive Producer
John T. LaBarbera Score Composer
Amy Carey Linton Editor,Producer
Greg Linton Associate Producer,Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen McCarthy Cinematographer
Nicole Opper Associate Producer
Tom Roche Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sacco and Vanzetti
1. Intro [2:16]
2. Vanzetti and Sacco [10:44]
3. "Red Scare" [5:55]
4. Galleanisti [5:14]
5. Crime of the Century [6:38]
6. Thayer and Moore [5:34]
7. Dedham Trial [10:55]
8. Guilty or Innocent [5:14]
9. A Terrible University [4:29]
10. Protests [7:26]
11. Death Watch [7:06]
12. Men of Poetic Sensibilities [4:07]
13. Remember This Case [2:37]
14. "Red Wine" (End Credits) [2:12]

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