Community Stories Festival Screening of LET THE FIRE BURN (IE1-2130)

Presented as part of Docs In Progress' Community Stories Festival
Nov 17, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, United States

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Single Ticket to Screening of LET THE FIRE BURN at Community Stories Festival (IE1-2130)
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Event Description


On May 15, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the controversial group MOVE came to a deadly climax. What lead to one of the most violent clashes between government and citizens in modern Amercan history? Let the Fire Burn tells this story.

The film  is part of a genre of documentary films (LA: 92, Amy) which let original footage from their subjects, news media, and other archival sources tell the entire story without contemporary interviews. Let the Fire  Burn premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival  where it won the award for Best Editing in a Documentary and a special jurt mention for Best New Documentary Filmmaker. It played film festivals around the world, won numerous accolades from critics, was nominated for many top awards, and eventually was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.

The film is directed by Jason Osder and edited by Nels Bangerter (whom Osder first met at a Docs In Progress Peer Pitch program). Both filmmakers will participate in a Q&A after this screening.


Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue (at Philadelphia Avenue)
Takoma Park, MD

This is a community center in a largely residential area of Takoma Park. It has plenty of parking and is about a 15 minute walk from the Takoma Metro. There also are several bus lines from either the Takoma or Silver Spring Metro Stations (Ride-On #17 18, #14 and #25 and Metrobus F-4), as well as a Capital Bikeshare station.  When you enter, it will seem like a regular neighborhood community center. If you enter from Maple Avenue, you should be right at the entrance to the auditorium. If you enter from the parking lot near the police station, take the elevator up to the 2nd floor. If you park in the lot entered from Philadelphia, enter at the door towards the back of the lot to ensure you are entering the community center and not the library. Once inside, the folks at the desk can direct you to the auditorium. 

Docs In Progress is all about building community through documentary film. Every year, we showcase films produced by members of our documentary community in our Community Stories Festival. Tonight's program screening is one of ten events of the Eighth Annual Community Stories Festival taking place between November 13-19. To see what else is happening, visit

This screening is FREE thanks to the support of:

Nels Bangerter's participation is also made possible through the support of:

Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, United States
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