- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Kate Crane
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 6:33 AM
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.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 22 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
||Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 5:34 PM
|attention lifeless drones
||Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 6:29 PM
||Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 9:07 PM
|Learn form history?
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 3:35 AM
|Don't be so sure...
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 1:03 PM
|Yes, I'm pretty sure.
||Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at 2:52 PM
|I would just like to add...
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 4:55 AM
||annie & libby
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 4:57 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 4:59 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:00 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:03 AM
||smashtheleft - NOT!!!!!!
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:05 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:09 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:15 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:16 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:19 AM
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 5:25 AM
|fuck dis shit
||Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 9:49 AM
|reaction to new Weather Underground movie.....
||Thursday, Sep. 11, 2003 at 12:16 AM
|fuck you anarchists
||Monday, May. 03, 2004 at 12:26 PM
||Monday, May. 03, 2004 at 12:41 PM
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
More Local News...
Democratic Socialists of America
Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's
Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup
FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution?
Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians
The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally!
Social Policy as Social Infrastructure
Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud
Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner..
June 2018 Honduras coup update
Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support
New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients
Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation
Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why
Change Links 2018 July posted
Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme )
Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA
For a World Free of Nuclear Risks
Corrupt CDC Ignores Meat Fish Recalls
The (Temporary) End of Globalization
Aternatives to Abortions such as Plan B the pill, condoms and IUD
U.S Congressional Legal Minds Know Better Than Allowing Texas To Murder Hank Skinner
ACLU in many US states defends in court KKK and American Nazis Sometimes for Money
Judge Brett Kavanaugh: 12 Of Many Reasons To Oppose Him
The Shortwave Report 07/06/18 Listen Globally!
More Breaking News...