Streaming Release!


Starts STREAMING Friday, October 23 for $10

The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Nationtime for 5 days after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, William Greaves was also the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture.

“This rousing and revelatory documentary celebrates a diversity of black voices, finding support and solidarity even amid expected tensions and divisions.” – Malin Kan, AFI Fest

Nationtime is a report on the first National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, and H. Carl McCall, along with such entertainers as Issac Hayes and Richard Roundtree.  Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too militant for television broadcast at the time and has since circulated only in an edited 58-minute version. This new 4K restoration from IndieCollect, with funding from Jane Fonda and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, returns the film to its original 80-minute length and visual quality. (Dir. by William Greaves, 1972, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated)