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ATTICA - The Documentary Film

 


Landmark 1974 documentary returns after 33 years

ATTICA - A film by CINDA FIRESTONE
"...an exceptionally moving, outaged recollection..."

Eloquence keeps turning up in the midst of jargon and there is nothing so eloquent as the last line of the film, spoken on the soundtrack by an ex-inmate who would shake the public out of its historic disinterest in penal reform. 'Wake up,' he says, 'because nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.'"

Vincent Canby, New York Times

 

In light of current events and reports of torture and other ill-treatment of detainees by US authorities in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, and at other secret locations, Attica has particularly significant relevance today.