The Manhattan Front

In 1915, a German saboteur comes to Manhattan. Co-opting progressive labor politics, he provokes a neutral America into World War I. This fantastical film is not a period piece. It is not a re-enactment. This is an occupation; a poetic speculation – a play. In this hybrid art film, as history plays itself out between the staged and the archival, fact and fiction unmask one another to tell a story of the corruption of American innocence.

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