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Blood in the Face

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Blood in the Face

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
78 minutes
director:
Anne Bohlen, James Ridgeway, Kevin Rafferty
distributor:
First Run Features
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

The title refers to a white person’s defining ability to blush. Set at a Michigan gathering of the American Nazi Party, Blood in the Face features blithe talk about executing and gassing Jews, ”niggers,” and homosexuals. Hitler is a hero to these young thugs; Nazi fetishes are their hobby; the Holocaust never happened. Their white-trash, trailer-park mentality easily proves historian Hannah Arendt correct: Evil is banal. Though not particularly well-crafted, with sloppy editing and some truly lifeless scenes, this documentary on America’s white-supremacy movement is nonetheless fascinating, in the same way as being at the scene of a horrible calamity. B-

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