Jerry Kearns

  • CASHING IN A WOLF TICKET (ACTIVIST ART AND FORT APACHE: THE BRONX)

    “It’s not a ‘tender love story’ as Time-Life has claimed. It’s a police story where the police can do what they want because they’re dealing with savages. It excuses their brutality at the same time it denies our humanity. Just as in the earlier western ‘Fort Apache’, the police are a thin blue line of civilization in a hostile territory.” (Committee Against Fort Apache—CAFA)

    “By showing us as animals, the film provides ideological justification for the neglect of the South Bronx by the rest of society; at the same time it legitimizes the killings of our people by cops and validates slum housing,