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A Night at the Garden (2017)

Archival footage of an American Nazi rally that attracted 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden in 1939, shortly before the beginning of World War 2.

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Marshall Curry

Star:

Fritz Kuhn
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Assembled from archive footage, this short documentary details a 'German-American Bund' rally held at the Madison Square Garden on February 20, 1939. American Nazi leader Fritz Kuhn speaks to the gathered crowd when one man, 26-year-old Isadore Greenbaum, rushes the stage to protest the gathered National socialists. Written by Jay Yaws

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A Frightening Look into the Abyss
2 March 2019 | by unclesamsavageSee all my reviews

Marshall Curry's A Night at the Garden is a shocking look at fascist nationalists uniting under hateful premonitions. Though the footage is all straight from the archives, I thought its raw telling of this rally was all the more sobering than it could have been even with more context. This is a trend in this year's Oscar nominees for documentary short. I was sincerely disturbed by the final text that comes on the screen. It really makes you think about where we stand today in American politics and how we may be losing sight of the bigger international picture and injustices. We must keep our wits about us, ladies and gentlemen.


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