(2013, PG-13 for violence. Historical Drama. Written and directed by Terry Green, starring David Strathairn.)
Hundreds of immigrants with suspected leftist ties were deported by the U.S. government in the period immediately following World War I. Based on actual events, NO GOD NO MASTER is a timely historical drama depicting U.S. government infringements on constitutional rights following World War I.
In the summer of 1919, package bombs began showing up on the doorsteps of prominent U.S. politicians, industrialists, and bankers. The U.S. Bureau of Investigation (precursor to J.Edgar Hoover’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI) assigns Agent William Flynn the task of finding those responsible.
Flynn (portrayed by Oscar nominated David Strathairn, Good Night and Good Luck) uncovers both an anarchist plot as well as the infamous “Palmer Raids” on anarchists by Attorney General A. Michell Palmer (Palmer: “Freedom isn’t a right; it’s a commodity.”
“COMPELLING… NO GOD, NO MASTER RE-CREATES ITS PERIOD MILIEU WITH A VIVID REALISM… THE FILM RELATES ITS IMPORTANT AND SADLY TOO-LITTLE-KNOWN STORY WITH SKILL AND EFFICIENCY. THE FASCINATING SUBJECT MATTER GAINS RESONANCE WITH ITS MODERN-DAY PARALLELS TO THE WAR ON TERRORISM.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
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