In the summer of 1919, a series of intricate package bombs are mailed to a cross-section of prominent politicians, judges, and financiers. Among the addressees are John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Oliver Wendell Holmesall targets of an anarchist plot to overthrow the U.S. government. Seasoned Bureau of Investigation agent and bomb expert William J. Flynn (David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck) is given the assignment of hunting down the plotters and bringing them to justice. But Flynn's journey into the world of homegrown terrorism proves to be a test of both his courage and his faith in the government he had dedicated his life to preserving.
Based on actual eventsand featuring such real-life characters as U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer (Ray Wise, Twin Peaks), Sacco and Vanzetti (James Maddio and Allesandro Mario), Emma Goldman (Marian Mayberry), Carlo Tresca (Edoardo Ballerini), and J. Edgar Hoover (Sean McNall)No God, No Master sets the stage for a timely thriller with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it.
Directed by Terry Green, U.S.A., 2012, 94 mins. In English and Italian with English subtitles.
FACETS FILM DIALOGUE:
A Q&A with director Terry Green will follow the 5 p.m. screenings on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.