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      C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

      PG-13 2004 1h 29m Comedy Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 64 Reviews 56% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings In mockumentary format, director Kevin Willmott examines an alternate world in which the Confederates won the American Civil War to establish the Confederate States of America -- a land that celebrates the practice and institution of slavery and racism. Following British documentarians as they interview several historians, politicians and other inhabitants of the Confederacy and neighboring Canada, Willmott has his protagonists delve into the history and events that led to this new modern day. Read More Read Less

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      Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

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      Richard Brody New Yorker "C.S.A." tells a counter-story of how slavery survives to the present day-and it uses traces of contemporary pop culture to show that the notion isn't really even such a stretch. Feb 16, 2017 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Aug 4, 2006 Full Review Geoff Pevere Toronto Star By slyly nudging both history and the language of television, this mock documentary about an America won by the Confederacy ... manages to be both shocking and strangely banal in equal measure. Rated: 3/4 Jun 16, 2006 Full Review Betsy Sherman Arts Fuse [CSA is] an extraordinary new mock-u-mentary. Aug 9, 2017 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Brimming with daring concepts though only sporadically united into a lacerating whole Aug 30, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's a film beaming with fertile ideas. Rated: B- Jan 31, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Well done mockumentary that is laughable at times. Also, like many documentaries of a bygone era, it may put you to sleep. I may have scored it a notch lower but I think everyone should see it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member What if the South won and we're living in the Confederate States of America. Very well researched. Hysterical but also disturbing look at the past. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member waste of time. Not funny at all Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Can you imagine a world dominated by the racist ideology of white superiority? The "contamination" of a single drop of blood! Where would we really be today as a civilization of truly unequal human beings? Time to tear down the statues. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Boring, uninspired and a lack of any real funny moments. Thought the film could be interesting because the idea behind it is something I could enjoy if done well, but I was let down. By let down. I mean dropped on my head from a 6 story window. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Balancing satire that is simultaneously realistic and speculative, hilarious and infuriating, incisive and irreverent, this pastiche mockumentary by Kevin Willmott—who won an Oscar for the similarly subversive BLACKKKLANSMAN—mixes Ken Burns-style pseudo-historicism with parodies of modern media in order not just to imagine what if the South had won the war, but more pressingly, what in America would change over the following century? Willmott's devastating answer is that not would be terribly different, a matter of degree rather than meaningful distinction, as racist stereotypes and structural disenfranchisement still hold sway in our country. Just look at the ongoing debate over removing Confederate monuments and flags to see that the Civil War ended not when the South lost, but when the North stopped fighting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In mockumentary format, director Kevin Willmott examines an alternate world in which the Confederates won the American Civil War to establish the Confederate States of America -- a land that celebrates the practice and institution of slavery and racism. Following British documentarians as they interview several historians, politicians and other inhabitants of the Confederacy and neighboring Canada, Willmott has his protagonists delve into the history and events that led to this new modern day.
      Director
      Kevin Willmott
      Producer
      Rick Cowan, Sean Blake, Victoria Goetz, Matt Jacobson, Benjamin Meade
      Screenwriter
      Kevin Willmott
      Rating
      PG-13 (Racial Issues|Language|Disturbing Images|Strong Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 27, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $669.1K
      Runtime
      1h 29m
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