The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

A FILM BY: Bill Siegel, Sam Green
STARRING: Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, David Gilbert, Brian Flanagan, Laura Whitehorn, Naomi Jaffe , Kathleen Cleaver, Todd Gitlin

**screening followed by a Q&A w/ Bill Ayers (participant), Bernadine Dohrn (participant), & Lois Vossen (executive producer). Moderated by journalist Ray Pride (NewCity)**

**Co-presented by Kartemquin Films**

Fueled by outrage over racism and the Vietnam War, the Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the government throughout much of the 1970s—bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Academy Award-nominated THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND is a feature-length documentary that explores the rise and fall of this radical movement, as former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to “bring the war home.” 

"A great story! The young, violent, and glamorous anti-establishment militants of the 1960s. Terrifically smart!" — Elvis Mitchell, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"A powerful and searching documentary... enmeshes us in the madness, the devotion, the myopic absolutism, and — yes — the fearlessness of the Vietnam era's most righteous anarchists." — Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Technical Information

Production Year: 2002
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: 35mm