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Heir To An Execution

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Documentary Rated: 7+ (PG)20041h 39mOn: HBO 

Journalist Ivy Meeropol makes her directorial debut with Heir to an Execution, a personal documentary exploring the execution of her biological grandparents: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. In 1953, the Rosenbergs were put to death by the U.S. government with the charge of conspiracy to commit wartime espionage. Their orphaned young children were adopted by the Meeropol family, who raised them with the belief that their real parents were innocent. After working as a magazine reporter and political speechwriter for much of her career, director Meeropol conducted her own intimate investigation of her grandparents. The film includes commentary from the Rosenbergs' friend Morton Sobell (also convicted, but released from prison in 1969) and the director's father, Michael Meeropol. Produced by filmmaker Marc Levin, Heir to an Execution was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competitionHeir To An Execution is streaming with subscription on HBO (Via Prime Video), available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 1 other. It's a documentary movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (336 votes).

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Heir To An Execution has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (336 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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