Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Nationtime

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 2, 2021
Price: DVD $13.29, Blu-ray $25.43
Studio: Kino Lorber

From 1972, Nationtime is filmmaker William Greaves’ his vivid account of the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972.

Best known for his genre-bending movie Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, the late Greaves was the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture.

A historic event that gathered Black delegates from across the political spectrum, the convention featured appearances by Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree and H. Carl McCall, among others.

Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too militant for television broadcast at the time and has since circulated only in a truncated 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 80-minute length and visual quality.

Special Features on the discs include the following:

-Booklet with essay by American history scholar and author Leonard Moore, PhD, and note on the restoration by Sandra Schulberg
-Interview with Louise Graves
-Interview with David Graves

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.