Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists

1983 | USA | NR | 100 min.


Bijou by the Bay Sat, Aug 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Special Screening
Release Year:1983
Runtime:100 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jim Klein
Julia Reichert
Produced by:Julia Reichert
Cinematography:Martin Duckworth
Stephen Lighthill
Sandi Sissel
Editing By:Jim Klein
Julia Reichert
Cast:Oscar Hunter
Rose Podmaka
Sylvia Woods
Howard "Stretch" Johnson


We're presenting a beautiful new 4K restoration of Reichert's Oscar-nominated documentary Seeing Red, an eye-opening film about the members of the American Communist Party. Through insightful interviews, long-time radicals reflect on how and why they joined the Communist Party between the Great Depression and the Cold War, a calamitous era in history, to say the least. And yet, despite the hostility, the doc’s subjects remain committed to their strong belief in social change. A rousing film full of great and colorful characters, including Pete Seeger, who “outs” himself for the first time as a communist, these stories take on a powerful new resonance today. In Person: Director Julia Reichert.