Award-Winning Documentary ‘Let the Fire Burn,’ in Troy
Director Jason Osder comes to Troy on Friday, November 22, at 7 p.m., for a special screening of his award-winning documentary ‘Let The Fire Burn,’ the chilling saga of the 1985 police bombing of Osage Avenue in Philadelphia. ‘Let The Fire Burn’ is mesmerizing; the filmmakers have woven archival threads into a cohesive, tense story line, with no narrators, talking heads or fancy graphics to tell its story. Osder and editor Nels Bangerter relied on archival footage to spin an incendiary yet balanced story culminating in the tragic 1985 conflagration that left 11 people dead and 61 homes in ashes. There will be an audience Q and A with the director after the screening. Admission is by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income.) Tickets are available in advance at brownpapertickets.com. The Sanctuary for Independent Media is located at 3361 6th Avenue at the corner of 101st Street in North Troy, N.Y.; visit mediasanctuary.org or call 518-272-2390.