Featuring this month at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival – director Marshall Curry’s narration-free edit of the 1939 Amerikadeutscher Volksbund Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden in New York, attended by 20,000 people:

…an event largely forgotten from American history… A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN uses striking archival fragments recorded that night to transport modern audiences into this gathering and shine a light on the disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people.

The director explains more in this Q&A with Field Of Vision.

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  1. Nigel

    Make America Goosestep Again.

    (I joke but that’s chilling to the bone and the incident on the stage evokes genuine horror.)

        1. Tony

          ‘Before I clicked I thought u might be linking to this :)’

          No you did not. You just wanted to post that image. Which is grand.

  2. Harry Molloy

    Had Hitler being spewing his antisemitism or relieving neighbouring countries of their sovereignty at that stage?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      the q and q link with the director is really interesting

      nazis invaded poland 6 months after this

  3. M

    “The disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people…”

    Like people who still believe Al Qaeda attacked America on 9/11?

    1. Nigel

      Y’know people were persuaded the US and allies needed to attack Iraq post 9-11, a massive campaign of deception and jingoism more or less right out in the open and quickly exposed as such. You don’t need to posit conspiracy theories, all this actually happened and it was awful.

      1. Cian

        There is a huge difference between “Al Qaeda didn’t attack America on 9/11” and “Saddam Hussein didn’t attack America on 9/11”.

        Al Qaeda != Saddam Hussein
        Al Qaeda != Iraq

  4. some old queen

    I would doubt if there is any footage of similar in Ireland but it would be interesting to see what there is in pictures collated together.

  5. Zaccone

    I wonder how many of those young lads on stage lived long enough to get to vote for Trump in 2016.

      1. Shayna

        I somehow feel responsible for Charger’s absence. I went on hunger strike from BS over xmas because of Charger’s increasingly racist comments (I’m not going to go all Bobby Sands on it, but the English reference to Irish, Ireland went beyond something I could shake off as a jokish comments). To be fair, there was an ever-increasing mob against Charger. But now that he’s not here, it’s as if some sort of Stockholm Syndrome has set in.

        1. some old queen

          Oh he is definitely still here Shayna, it’s just the persona that has reverted back to singular.

          1. Shayna

            Ta for the heads up, Some Old Queen. I tip-toe around GAA/Sinn Féin /Brexit stories/references so as not to offend.
            I bandy the expression of , “Millenial” willy nilly, without fully understanding that I’m, it seems from “Generation X”. Chargers appears to hail from “Generation – Plant only potatoes in Ireland”.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            you know what, shayna – you have a beautiful way of looking at things and thinking about things. don’t ever change.

  6. petey

    trump says this rally was fake news. bodger agrees.
    I’m a yorkville native. i saw bund rallies on second avenue even into the1960s. the headquarters of the outfit that put on the rally in the video was around the corner from where I’m typing this.

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