A documentary that mixes personal and public history as it describes the 1956 McCarthy period persecution of Marx’s father – a Jewish refugee who fled Germany in 1939 and joined the Communist Party in 1945.

-J. Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader


House of UnAmerican Activities is both a personal look at a father by a son who never really knew him and a pointed look at the era of 1950s McCarthyism.

One House of UnAmerican Activities, portrait of Werner Marx

Four films by an Illinois-based film and video maker whose experimental and political interests pointedly inform and reinforce one another.
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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Run Time: 69 minutes
Copyright 2011, Frederick Marx

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    Boys to Men, Journey from Zanskar, The Unspoken, or Higher Goals

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