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Reed: Insurgent Mexico

A fiercely independent, accomplished fictionalised biopic of American radical John Reed (author of Ten Days That Shook the World) who ended up joining the Mexican Revolution after being despatched to write a story on Pancho Villa.

Director Paul Leduc’s accomplished and complex first feature is a fictionalised biography of American radical, US Communist Party founder and reporter John Reed, who ended up joining the Mexican Revolution after being dispatched to the conflicted country to write a story on Pancho Villa. Shot in gorgeous sepia tone, REED: INSURGENT MEXICO depicts in vivid detail and depth John Reed’s transformation from journalist and spectator to participant and revolutionary.