[sixties-l] The Weather Underground (film) (fwd)

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    The Weather Underground

    West Coast Premiere


    "Hello, I'm going to read a declaration of a state of war...within the next
    14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice." -
    Bernardine Dohrn

    Thirty years ago, with those words, a group of young American radicals
    announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government. Fueled by
    outrage over racism and the Vietnam War, the Weather Underground waged a
    low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the ^A'70s-bombing
    targets across the country that they considered emblematic of "the real
    violence" that the U.S. was wreaking throughout the world. Ultimately, the
    group's carefully organized clandestine network managed to successfully
    evade one of the largest manhunts in FBI history, yet the group's members
    would reemerge to life in a country that was dramatically different than
    the one they had hoped their efforts would inspire.

    Directors Sam Green and Bill Siegel gain access to former Underground
    members, who speak publicly about the idealistic passion that drove them to
    "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most
    wanted list. Looking back at their years underground, the former members
    paint an incredibly compelling portrait of troubled times, revolutionary
    times, and the forces that drove their resistance.

    Al Owens

    Director(s): Sam Green, Bill Siegel
    Producer(s): Sam Green, Bill Siegel, Carrie Lozano, Marc Smolowitz
    Cinematographer(s): Andrew Black, Federico Salsano
    Editor(s): Sam Green, Bill Siegel, Dawn Logsdon
    Principal Cast: N/A
    Film Info: 90min/HD-CAM
    Country: United States

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