Lake of Fire (film)

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Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire poster.jpg
Directed by Tony Kaye
Produced by Tony Kaye
Written by Tony Kaye
Starring Noam Chomsky
Alan Dershowitz
Peter Singer
Randall Terry
Music by Anne Dudley
Cinematography Tony Kaye
Edited by Peter Goddard
Distributed by ThinkFilm
Release dates
  • September 9, 2006 (2006-09-09) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03) (United States)
Running time 152 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Lake of Fire is a 2006 documentary film that graphically depicts abortion in the United States. It features Noam Chomsky, Peter Singer, Alan Dershowitz, Nat Hentoff and Randall Terry.

The documentary was filmed entirely in black and white. It opened in September 2006 in Toronto.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received very positive reviews from critics. As of January 6, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 94% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 47 reviews.[1] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 83 out of 100, based on 15 reviews.[2]

On November 19, 2007, Lake of Fire was named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of 15 films on its documentary feature Oscar shortlist, but it did not receive a nomination.[3]

Top ten lists[edit]

The film appeared on several critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake of Fire - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Lake of Fire (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Shortlist for docu Oscar unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Metacritic: 2007 Film Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 

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