A Night at The Garden

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A Night at The Garden
Directed byMarshall Curry
Produced by
Written byMarshall Curry
Music byJames Baxter
Edited byMarshall Curry
Distributed byField of Vision
Release date
  • 2017 (2017) (online)
  • January 2018 (2018-01) (Sundance)
Running time
7 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Night at The Garden is a 2017 short documentary film about a Nazi rally that filled Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1939. The film was directed by Marshall Curry and was produced by Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cook with Field of Vision.[1] The seven minute film is comprised entirely of archival footage and features a speech from Fritz Julius Kuhn, the leader of the German American Bund, in which anti-Semitic and pro white-Christian sentiments are espoused.[2][3] The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and was nominated for the 91st Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short.[4][5]


  1. ^ Sharf, Zack; Sharf, Zack (2017-10-12). "'A Night at the Garden' Documentary Resurrects a Chilling 1930s Nazi Rally in New York City — Watch". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ Bump, Philip (October 17, 2017). "Analysis | When Nazis rallied in Manhattan, one working-class Jewish man from Brooklyn took them on". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  3. ^ Daley, Jason. "Footage Recalls the Night Madison Square Garden Filled With Nazis". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  4. ^ Patten, Dominic; Patten, Dominic (2017-12-04). "Sundance 2018: American Nazis, Trapped Astronauts, Elvis & Spike Lee Among New Indie Episodic, Special Events & Shorts Slates". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  5. ^ "Short docs, big Oscar hopes: "A Night at the Garden," "My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes" and "Los Comandos"". Salon. 2019-01-04. Retrieved 2019-01-21.

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