Fri, Aug 23
Sun, Aug 25
Emile de Antonio, Mary Lampson, Haskell Wexler, 1976
USA | 87 minutes
Sam Green (director, The Weather Underground) will introduce the August 25 screening!
For three days, a trio of filmmakers were given an audience with high-ranking members of the Weathermen—a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society that, after moving underground, committed itself to the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. At the time of filming, all five subjects were wanted by the FBI. We never see their faces, but their testimonies, set to a collage of clips from the era’s radical documentaries, provide a fascinating look at the mood, texture, and aftereffects of a volatile moment in the history of the US Left.