THE MANHATTAN FRONT
Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00pm, FREE
presented by Wharton Studio Museum, Polyvinyl Films and Community Arts Partnership
Featuring Q&A with the director
ABOUT THE FILM
In 1915, a German saboteur comes to Manhattan. Co-opting progressive labor politics, he provokes a neutral America into World War I. In this kaleidoscopic history of The Great War, history plays itself out between the silent film style of its live action and the pristine archival record of the period. This fantastical film insists that fact and fiction unmask one another to tell the story of how radicalized labor was eradicated in America.
The film was made in Ithaca with the cast drawn from the Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca, the crew consisting of Ithaca College alumni working alongside seasoned professionals, and with the support and generosity of the Ithaca community.
This special preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director and Ithaca College Professor Cathy Lee Crane.