R | | Drama
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
When Orson Welles was going to direct in 1984, John Landis was to be his producer.
When did you stop supporting art?
Margherita Sarfatti: I support your art but that does not mean that I must support your revolution.
Diego Rivera: It's the same thing!
Diego Rivera's mural in Rockefeller Center was destroyed in February of 1934. The unauthorized performance of "The Cradle Will Rock" took place on 16 June 1937. Hallie Flanagan testified before Congressman Dies' committee on 6 December 1938. For artistic effect, the film makes it seem that the three events occur simultaneously.
This movie was inspired by actual events, but certain characters, organizations and events have been fictionalized.
$93,998 (USA) (12 December 1999)
$2,899,970 (USA) (23 April 2000)
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