Hi Helen et al,
Great news about the film. I'm looking forward to a copy!! But I'm teaching my
60s class this fall and would have some interest in a visit/showing, etc. At some
point I can figure out when might be best in terms of course coverage (student
movement & new left = about a month into the semester, or it could come later when
we get to the apocalyptical late 60-s stuff and reasons for this.... In any case,
I wanted to get in touch re. this.
> 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.
> Helen Garvy
> 26873 Hester Creek Rd
> Los Gatos, CA 95033
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