In the late 1960s, in the face of unprecedented political protest movements, the U.S. government built model towns on military bases, designed to train police and military to respond to the uprisings, full of cardboard figures, and live “rioters” played by soldiers. Welcome to RIOTSVILLE, USA. Was this just a story from the ‘60s? Hmmmmm….. “All elements of this arresting documentary work together to push an urgent thesis: What we are attuned to hearing, to seeing and to thinking about the U.S. and what the country can and cannot afford to do is by design. It’s better to realize that now before it’s too late.”—Lovia Gyarke, The Hollywood Reporter.
Scheduled to start Friday, October 14