The Friends of Peace meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Progressive Film Series: April 12, 2012


The Weather Underground

         Thursday, April 12, 2012
       Poppa Rollo's Pizza 
       West-bank Meeting Room
        703 N. Valley Mills, Waco
        6 pm:  Pizza and business
        6:30:  Film and discussion

        Run time:  96 minutes
        Release date:  2002

Thirty years ago a group of young American radicals called The Weathermen announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government. Fueled by outrage over the Vietnam War and racism in America, they went underground during the 1970s, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized "the real violence" that the U.S. government and capitalist power were wreaking throughout the world. From pitched battles with police on Chicago's city streets, to bombing the U.S. Capitol building, to breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison, this carefully organized clandestine network attempted to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.

One of the top documentaries of the year 2002, this award-winning film interweaves extensive archival material with modern-day interviews to explore the incredible story of "The Weather Underground." As former members reflect candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home," they paint a compelling portrait of troubled and revolutionary times, with unexpected and often striking connections to the current world situation.

A Very Special Addition To This Event:
Mark Rudd, one of the main figures in the Weather Underground, will be on hand to answer questions and participate in discussion after the film.


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