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Title The killing floor [(DVD) videorecording] / an Elsa Rassbach production ; adaptation by Ron Milner ; screenplay by Leslie Lee ; producer, George Manasse ; directed by Bill Duke ; a Public Forum Productions, Ltd. production in association with KERA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth.

Publication Info. [New York] : Film Movement, [2019?]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F KILLIN    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Nonfiction  F KILLIN    DUE 02-07-23
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F KILLIN    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (unpaged : illustrations ; 14 cm)
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DVD video region 0
Series Film Movement classics.
System Details DVD, 1.33:1 standard presentation, mono, all regions
Language subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Damien Leake, Alfre Woodward, Clarence Felder, Moses Gunn.
Credits Director of photography, William Birch ; editor, John Carter ; music, Elizabeth Swados.
Note Based on a true story, as told by Elsa Rassbach.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
"The killing floor (1985) has been preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive as part of the Sundance Institute Collection"--Opening credits.
Bonus features: introduction by BIll Duke ; Q&A with Damien Leake and Elsa Rassbach ; making-of ; Pandemic Era Conversations ; interview with Elsa Rassbach ; new essays by James R. Barrett and Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Summary Frank Custer is an African-American migrant worker who struggles to help build an interracial union in the Chicago Stockyards. When management efforts to divide the workforce put strain on the racial tensions, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 is the result.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875- -- Videodiscs.
Packing-houses -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Riots -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Drama.
Made-for-TV movies.
DVD-video discs.
Added Author Rassbach, Elsa, television producer, author.
Milner, Ron.
Lee, Leslie, 1930-2014, screenwriter.
Manasse, George, television producer.
Duke, Bill, 1943- television director.
Leake, Damien, actor.
Woodard, Alfre, 1953- actor.
Felder, Clarence, actor.
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993, actor.
Birch, William, 1918- director of photography.
Swados, Elizabeth, composer (expression)
Barrett, James R., 1950- essayist.
Trotter, Joe William, 1945- essayist.
Public Forum Productions, Ltd., production company.
KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station), production company.
Film Movement (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 850003924953
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