Riotsville, USA (September 16, 2022)

Coming Soon: Riotsville, USA

Coming Soon: Riotsville, USA (September 16, 2022)

Welcome to Riotsville, USA–a point in American history when the nation’s rulers–politicians,
bureaucrats, police–were faced with the mounting militancy of the late-1960s, and did
everything possible to win the war in the streets. Using training footage of Army-built model
towns called “Riotsvilles” where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder, in
addition to nationally broadcast news media, director Sierra Pettengill connects the stagecraft of
“law and order” to the real violence of state practice. Recovering an obscured history whose
effects have shaped the present in ways both insidious and explosive, RIOTSVILLE, USA is a
poetic and furious reflection on the rebellions of the 1960s–and the machine that worked to
destroy them-Magnolia Pictures


Riotsville, USA (September 16, 2022)
Rating:N/A
Where to Watch:Video on Demand
Sub-Genres:Coming Soon, People, History
Run Time:1 Hour 31 Mins
Release Date:September 16, 2022
Photo credits (C) Magnolia Pictures All Rights Reserved

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The District’s Quick Hits

Director:Sierra Pettengill
Cast:Charlene Modeste
Awards:NEXT:WAVE Award Nominee (CPH:DOX), International Docs Competition Award Nominee (Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival), Best Documentary Award Winner (Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival), Best Documentary Feature Golden Gate Award Nominee (San Francisco International Film Festival), Documentary Competition Award Award Nominee (Seattle International Film Festival), NEXT Innovator Award Nominee (Sundance Film Festival)


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S. Murphy
S. Murphy

S. Murphy is the lead contributor at The Documentary District. His favorite documentary topics are: the Disney Parks, businesses, and all things 1990s pop culture.

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