Join us for the world premiere screening of The Manhattan Front at the Roxie Theater during the SF IndieFest. Two screenings featuring live music from the Dave Len Scott Quartet, Beth Custer, and Miguel Govea.
Women, anarchists, and spies conjure the fantastically true story of how America entered WW1.
Once upon a time, in 1915, a German saboteur arrived to Manhattan to interrupt the export of American munitions to Britain. He soon finds a collaborator in a wayward stevedore who unwittingly leads him to a group of labor anarchists. Sabotage and betrayal soon turn these bedfellows into agents of the other’s tragic end. In the spirit of a silent film from the era, this musical melodrama plays itself out through the interaction of archival images and the theatrical rendition of lives as they might have been lived on The Manhattan Front.