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Stanley Nelson on ‘Attica’

Stanley and Larry examine the emotional impact of the movie and what social issues are still reverberating from the tragedy 50 years later

74th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room Photo by Momodu Mansaray/WireImage


Larry is joined by Stanley Nelson to discuss his Oscar-nominated (Best Documentary Feature) film ‘Attica’. They begin their conversation by talking about how the event is a microcosm of racial tension in the U.S. and why Stanley decided to make a movie about it. They then detail how the Attica riots started and analyze the major events and individuals that contributed to its outcome.(6:42) Stanley and Larry wrap things up by examining the emotional impact of the movie and what social issues are still reverberating from the tragedy 50 years later.(40:36)

Host: Larry Wilmore
Guest: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Kaya McMullen
Production Assistant: Chris Sutton

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