The Killing of America

In 1981, filmmakers Sheldon Renan and Academy Award nominee Leonard Schrader created a graphic and provocative examination of America’s history with – and penchant for – senseless violence, mass shootings and cold-blooded murder. It was condemned as “exploitive and obscene” (The New York Times), acclaimed as “among the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema” (Fantasia Festival), and never distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States. We now present this infamous "shock doc" fully restored and uncut, which remains one of the most profoundly disturbing and still chillingly relevant documentary experiences of our time.