Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree & H. Carl McCall. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.
In the mid-70s, Nationtime was considered too militant for television and since only been circulated in a pared-down 58-minute version. This new 4K restoration from IndieCollect, with funding from Jane Fonda and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, returns the film to its original length and visual quality.
Virtual Cinema Rentals of Nationtime are $9.99 but 50% of your ticket cost is earmarked for the Colonial Theatre’s future full-scale operation!
IndieWire: Lost Film About ’72 National Black Convention Resurfaces