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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

MAN ON FIRE

Directed by Joel Fendelman

Southern Stories / USA / 2018 / 54 mins / English / Arkansas Premiere

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MAN ON FIRE

The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 22, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

Description

Grand Saline, Texas, is a town as white as the pure salt for which they’re famous. It’s a town black people avoid at all costs due to its racist reputation and rumors of modern-day lynchings. On June 23, 2014, Rev. Charles Moore, a white preacher, set himself on fire to protest the town’s unrepentant racism. Interviews with various townsfolk, family, friends, and former church congregants paint a psychological portrait of a man who felt so deeply about social injustice that he was committed to erasing them, and in the process erased himself.

Credits

Director: Joel Fendelman
Producers: James Chase Sanchez, Joel Fendelman, Sullivan Rauzi
Cinematographers: Joel Fendelman, Caleb Kuntz
Editor: Joel Fendelman


Preceded By

  1. THE CHANGING SAME

    Michele Stephenson, Joe Brewster / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 21 mins
    Reflecting on the legacy of racial terror in the Florida town of Marianna, one of the residents runs a local marathon to commemorate the lynching of Claude Neal.

    Precedes: MAN ON FIRE


Dates & Times

MAN ON FIRE

The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 22, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets