“Let the Fire Burn”

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MOVE members and police during the 1978 confrontation outside MOVE headquarters. "Let the Fire Burn," a film by Jason Osder. A Zeitgeist Films release.

Filmmaker Jason Osder talks about his documentary “Let the Fire Burn,” about the catastrophic 1985 police bombing of the radical group MOVE in Philadelphia. The bomb set off a fire, and as men, women, and children fled the building, a spectacular firefight with the police ensued — broadcast on live TV. Eleven people died and 61 homes burned to the ground. “Let the Fire Burn” is playing at Film Forum through October 15.