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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

Punishment Park

This event took place on May 3, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Peter Watkins
US&UK
1971
1h 31m

About

Nixon rules and dissent has been criminalized, with dissenters forced in front of citizens’ tribunals and given the choice between jail time or traversing a punishing desert to their freedom. Director Peter Watkins (The War Game) stages this future/present in the form of a report by a foreign news crew, who document the grueling park runs and hostile tribunal sessions, improvised by non-professionals playing variations on their real selves. A brilliant and bruising work, Punishment Park is a prescient report from America’s fault lines by one of cinema’s foremost political filmmakers.



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