December 14

Commie Camp Screening in NYC

Start time: 7:00pm
Flaherty NYC at Anthology Film Archives: 32 Second Ave. (@2nd St.)

Monday, December 14, 7:00pm @ Anthology Film Archives

Flaherty NYC at Anthology Film Archives: 32 Second Ave. (@2nd St.)
Tickets on sale at the box office day of screening.

Katie Halper will be present for a post screening discussion.

Commie Camp

Directed by Katie Halper
(USA, 81 min, 2013, digital)

Commie Camp

To its critics on the Right, Camp Kinderland in upstate New York is an indoctrination chamber masquerading as a summer camp, an unpatriotic and fundamentalist cell for vulnerable Americans. For Katie Halper, who attended it as an ongoing experiment in social justice, a wellspring of idealism, and a hub of secular Jewish internationalism. Founded in the 1920s, almost shut down during the McCarthy era, and to this day demonized by talk-radio demagogues, Camp Kinderland’s rich history and incubatory radicalism are highlighted equally in this affectionate and often funny tribute to a place where bunks are named after Pablo Neruda and teams after the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Commie Camp


Born, raised and still living in Manhattan, KATIE HALPER is a filmmaker, writer and comedian, whose work appears in The Nation,Salon, Vice, The Guardian and many other publications. She appears regularly on HuffPost Live and has been on MSNBC, Sirius, Fox News radio and RT.

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“Commie Camp” Trailer from katie halper on Vimeo.