The Manhattan Front

Cathy Lee Crane

2018 | 01:26:00 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Dolby 5.1 |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Feature Length, History, Labor, Politics, War

Blending live action staged as if in a dollhouse with rarely seen archival footage from the National Archives, the fantastically true story of how America entered WWI is told. Through vibrant historical characters like labor leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and German naval officer Franz von Rintelen this loose adaptation of John dos Passos’ 42nd Parallel, explores the timeless issues of radical labor politics and the domestic effects of war.

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Prizes + Awards

Winner Best Cinematography & Best Actress, BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Fest, Chicago, 2019

Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature, Workers Unite! Film Festival, 2019

Lois Weber Award; Opening Night Selection, Bare Bones Film Festival, Cornell Cinema, 2019

Official Selection, Buffalo International Film Festival, 2018


San Francisco Independent Film Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

Tucson Film & Music Festiva, 2020

Arena CineLounge, Los Angeles, 2019

StrayCat Cinema, Kansas City, 2018

Centennial Armistice, Anthology Film Archives, 2018

Variety Theatre, Chapel Hill, 2018