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Why Is Fox Afraid to Show an Ad for A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN?

 

I was delighted when I found out that I would be able to interview Marshall Curry for his Oscar-nominated short film, A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN. The seven-minute film distills one of the more disturbing incidents in recent history: the Nazi rally that took place on  Feb. 20, 1939. It was attended by 20,000 people, and featured a speech by the leader of the German-American Bund, Fritz Kuhn that decried, among other things, the Jewish-controlled media. With no narration, no talking heads, Americans are seen giving the Nazi salute to the speaker who stands on a stage that pairs George Washington and swastikas as patriotism is equated with racism and anti-Semitism.

Curry was dismayed to find that this was so little-known. He was even more dismayed to discover, a few hours before I spoke with him, that Fox had refused to run the ad for the film that had been purchased to run during Sean Hannity‘s show. The full interview is here, but for now, here’s Curry’s initial reaction to the news that his film would not be mentioned on Fox.  Click here to see the A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN. Click here to see the ad Fox won’t run.

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