Show Me a Hero

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From David Simon and Canadian Director Paul Haggis, HBO’s Six-Part Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO Premieres August 16 on HBO Canada

From David Simon and Canadian Director Paul Haggis, HBO’s Six-Part Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO Premieres August 16 on HBO Canada

– Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin; starring Oscar Isaac in his first major television role, and Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTan...

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From David Simon (HBO’s TREME and THE WIRE) and director Paul Haggis (Crash), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY. In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac, Mojave) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government, and ultimately destroys the mayor and his political future.

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