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,
remains one of the most profoundly disturbing and still chillingly
relevant documentary experiences of our time.