Sacco and Vanzetti (2006 film)

Sacco and Vanzetti is a 2006 documentary film directed by Peter Miller.[1] Produced by Peter Miller and Editor Amy Linton, the film presents interviews with researchers and historians of the lives of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, and their trial. It also presents forensic evidence that refutes that used by the prosecution during the trial. Prison letters written by the defendants are read by voice actors with Tony Shalhoub as Sacco and John Turturro as Vanzetti.[2] Interviewees include Howard Zinn, Studs Terkel and Arlo Guthrie.

Sacco and Vanzetti
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Directed byPeter Miller
Produced byAmy Carey Linton
Jesse Crawford
Peter Miller
Nicole Opper
Tom Roche
StarringHenry Fonda
Arlo Guthrie
David Kaiser
Giuliano Montaldo
Nunzio Pernicone
Tony Shalhoub
Studs Terkel
Mary Anne Trasciatti
John Turturro
Howard Zinn
Music byJohn T. LaBarbera
CinematographyStephen McCarthy
Edited byAmy Carey Linton
Distributed byFirst Run Features
Release date
  • April 6, 2006 (2006-04-06) (Full Frame Documentary Film Festival)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sacco and Vanzetti won the 2007 John E. O'Connor Film Award, the annual prize for the best historical film awarded by the American Historical Association. It was released nationally in theaters in March 2007 and later on DVD.

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  1. ^ Schieb, Ronnie (March 29, 2007). "Sacco and Vanzetti". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Sacco and Vanzetti: Murderers or martyrs?". The Washington Times. News World Communications. August 24, 2007. Retrieved August 6, 2010.

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