Sacco and Vanzetti

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 8/21/2007
  • UPC: 720229912761
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,464

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Shalhoub Voice Only
John Turturro Voice Only
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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Sacco and Vanzetti
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Director Interview
      Filmmaker Biographies
      FAQ
      Archival Photo Gallery
      Suggested Readings
      Trailer Gallery
         The Internationale
         Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
         One Bright Shining Moment
         The Trials of Henry Kissinger
         The Camden 28
   First Run Features
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