As some of you know, Ive been working on REBELS WITH A CAUSE, a documentary
film on SDS, for a number of years now. And, just as this list revives, the
film (109 minutes) is now done. It will open at the Seattle Film Festival
June 1 (also June 3). Im a former SDS activist (Harvard, Asst Natl
Secretary 1964-5, SDSs Hoboken ERAP project 1965-7, then California) and the
film includes interview with 28 former local activists and national leaders.
We havent figured out distribution yet (& well be out of the country from
after the Seattle Fest until end June) so will be unreachable (please dont
send emails til July and then to email@example.com). Letters to 26873 Hester
Creek Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95033 will get to us as soon as we get back. We have
a minimal web site that will have more information when we get back: www.sdsr
ebels.com. Well put more information on this list then as well. We hope to
take the film around to theaters and campuses beginning this fall. If youre
near Seattle, come see us at the festival. If youd like to have us come to
your campus, let us know.
Helen Garvy, producer/director; Robert Pardun, associate producer
FEATURING: Jane Adams, Bill Ayers, Carolyn Craven, Carl Davidson, Bernardine
Alice Embree, Dick Flacks, Todd Gitlin, Carol Glassman, Juan Gonzalez, Alan
Haber, Casey Hayden, Tom Hayden, Mark Kleiman, Sue Eanet Klonsky, Sharon
Jeffrey Lehrer, Steve Max, Jeff Shero Nightbyrd, Carl Oglesby, Robert Pardun,
Judy Schiffer Perez, Bob Ross, Vivian Leburg Rothstein, Mike Spiegel,
Elizabeth Stanley, Marilyn Salzman Webb, Cathy Wilkerson, Junius Williams
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
A film on of the hopes, rebellions, and repression of the 1960s told by
members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the largest student
organization of the 1960s.
Students for a Democratic Society was a uniquely American home-grown movement
that grew and evolved in response to the times and spanned a decade during
which the United States and the student movement changed dramatically.
The film traces SDS from its origins as an organization inspired by the civil
rights movement and concerned with civil rights, economic justice, peace, and
participatory democracy and follows its transformation into a hard-hitting
protest movement, whose mounting preoccupation with the Vietnam War was
instrumental both in the end of the war, and the end of a splintered SDS in
1970. Along the way, a whole generation was profoundly changed at the same
time it helped transform America.
Sorry to send this just as we leave town, but I thought people would like to
know it's done. (For those interested, note that the film also includes
interesting material on the early women's movement and FBI). I'll be in
touch again when we get back.
26873 Hester Creek Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95033
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