(Terry Green, US 2013, 94 min., DCP)
Labor Film Series. When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, US Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (David Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy. Inspired by such real events as the Palmer Raids, the deportation of Emma Goldman and other anarchists, and the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, this thriller has timely parallels to today’s response to terrorism, the persecution of undocumented immigrants, and attacks on labor unions.