A feature documentary by three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton
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New York, NY | September 17-23, IFC Center, Q&As on 9/17, 9/18 and 9/23
Los Angeles, CA | September 17-23, Laemmle Monica
Boston, MA | Screening & Panel, Coolidge Corner, September 22nd, 7:00pm
Written and directed by three-time Emmy nominee Rachel Boynton (Big Men, Our Brand is Crisis), CIVIL WAR (OR, WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE) looks at how Americans tell the story of their Civil War and grapple with America’s legacy of slavery and racism. It will open in select theaters nationwide (including the IFC Center in NYC and Laemmle Santa Monica in LA) on Friday, September 17.
The feature documentary travels across the United States—particularly to its classrooms—to explore the different ways the Civil War has been taught and interpreted, commemorated and celebrated. Filmed from the last year of Obama’s presidency through the present, it interweaves insightful scenes and candid interviews filmed North and South, painting a uniquely crafted, multi-faceted portrait of our nation. With subtlety and determination, CIVIL WAR portrays a country in denial, haunted by an embittered past and the stories it refuses to tell.