Red Squad

Director: Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, Howard Blatt & Francis Freedland
USA / 1972 / 45 min

Last streamed on Wed, Oct 28

Live Screening introduced by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher.

Pacific Street Films’ documentary investigates, with an often humorous touch, the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department’s Bureau of Special Services, known as the Red Squad. Says Amos Vogel in Film as a Subversive Art: it’s “an extraordinary political film in which the spies—Red Squad and undercover police assigned to infiltrate the American Left—are in turn spied upon. The result: a photographic exposé of faces and agents in action, fully identified by name and title.”