Nationtime Reviews

February 19, 2021
Although Nationtime hews closely to the conventions of nonfiction filmmaking-a fly-on-the-wall perspective dominates-the documentary showcases Greaves's gifts for capturing the ways that energy shifts and ricochets among groups of people.
January 17, 2021
... almost everything said, every grudge aired, every injustice decried are still sickeningly relevant and familiar.
December 1, 2020
The pleasures of Nationtime are largely observational. Its you-are-there immediacy can be thrilling; you often feel like you're witnessing something important. What you see is what you get.
November 23, 2020
Some time capsules must remain open.
November 17, 2020
You can see how Greaves captures the energy of the event, observing speakers such as Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Betty Shabazz, as well as the effect their speeches have on the attendees.
November 2, 2020
...what's here was already breathtaking, full of explosive passion from speakers and cheering crowds who were beginning to understand their political worth to themselves and to the wider Democrat party.
October 29, 2020
It's a fairly straight-ahead archive reassemble, but haunting and powerful in its timeliness and the realization that the asks back then still have not been answered.
October 29, 2020
...with its appearances by Bobby Seale, Coretta Scott King, Congressman Charles Diggs, Betty Shabazz, Sidney Poitier and more, it still feels like a summit for the ages.
October 25, 2020
An essential slice of American history when revolution was on people's lips, including mine.
October 24, 2020
It's fascinating and unfortunately still too relevant.
October 24, 2020
It's a fascinating document.
October 23, 2020
Nationtime is a call to action, showing us how far we have come in some ways.
October 23, 2020
...[It's] instructive to note that many of the issues discussed almost 50 years ago are still relevant today-because the problems underlying them have still not been addressed.
October 23, 2020
Even if the film avoids digging into some of the political detail, it's a vivid portrait of a once-in-a-lifetime gathering.
October 19, 2020
The rich, and sometime contested, diversity of ideas is on full display. Given 2020's events, it is not surprising, though it is unfortunate, that the National Black Agenda, published in May 1972, is still so relevant.
September 4, 2020
The main takeaway that many of the issues discussed nearly 50 years ago are still being argued about today.
January 22, 2020
The... film buzzes with the long-term historical power of the occasion, and notes the divisions that the organizers struggled to overcome.