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Archives Week 2020 - IndieCollect Restoration of NATIONTIME

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Monday, November 30, 2020
  • Anthology Film Archives (online)

Directed by William Greaves

IndieCollect's 4K restoration of William Greaves' NATIONTIME is now screening online via the Anthology Film Archives. 

William Greaves (1926–2014) was the director of over 100 nonfiction films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree and H. Carl McCall.

Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too militant for television broadcast at the time and has since circulated only in an edited 58-minute version. This new 4K restoration from IndieCollect, with funding from Jane Fonda and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, returns the film to its original 80-minute length and visual quality.

Visit the Anthology Film Archives on KINO to view the official trailer and purchase tickets:

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