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by Kate Crane
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 1:33 PM
On Friday, 8/29, "The Weather Underground" opens at the NuArt Theater.
On Friday, 8/29, "The Weather Underground" opens at the NuArt theater in L.A.. It's a new documentary by independent filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel that explores the rise and fall of the infamous
American radicals whose goal was to overthrow the U.S. government.
"The Weather Underground" is a riveting document of history and catalyst for discussion that presents portraits of young people who were compelled to
"bring the war home."
11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND
Featuring: Bill Ayers, Kathleen Cleaver, Bernardine Dohrn, David Gilbert,
Mark Rudd, Laura Whitehorn, Brian Flanagan, Naomi Jaffe and Todd Gitlin.
"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."
Thirty years ago, with those words, a group of young American radicals
announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government. In THE WEATHER
UNDERGROUND, former Underground members, including Bernardine Dohrn, Bill
Ayers, Mark Rudd, David Gilbert and Brian Flanagan, 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.
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
‘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.
Extensive archival material, including photographs, film footage and FBI documents are interwoven with modern-day interviews to trace the group’s
path, from its pitched battles with police on Chicago’s streets, to its bombing of the U.S. Capitol, to its successful endeavor breaking acid-guru
Timothy Leary out of prison. The film explores the Weathermen in the context of other social movements of the time and features interviews with former
members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Panthers. It also examines the U.S. government’s suppression of dissent in
the 1960s and 1970s. Looking back at their years underground, the former members paint a compelling portrait of troubled times, revolutionary times,
and the forces that drove their resistance.
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||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 12:34 AM
|attention lifeless drones
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 1:29 AM
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 4:07 AM
|Learn form history?
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 10:35 AM
|Don't be so sure...
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 8:03 PM
|Yes, I'm pretty sure.
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 9:52 PM
|I would just like to add...
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 11:55 AM
||annie & libby
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 11:57 AM
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||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 12:00 PM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 12:03 PM
||smashtheleft - NOT!!!!!!
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||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 12:25 PM
|fuck dis shit
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 4:49 PM
|reaction to new Weather Underground movie.....
||Thursday, Sep. 11, 2003 at 7:16 AM
|fuck you anarchists
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