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A Time for Burning

1966 Rated NR 58m

Shot at the height of America's Civil Rights movement, Bill Jersey's controversial cinema-verité film (which was rejected by three major networks) examines the issue of race at a Lutheran church in Nebraska. The pastor encourages the white, middle-class congregation to reach out to local black Lutherans in a show of support, but tensions within the spiritual community run high as members of both races grapple with long-held prejudices.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; cast and crew information.