Yes! Subversive Theatre recently also offers
screening of radical films, documentaries, and clips to our unabashed arsenal
For our next "Subversive
Screening" we are proud to present:
Tuesday, June 1st @ 8pm
at the mighty Manny Fried Playhouse
(third floor of the Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave)
donations accepted at the door
shockingly true story of The Trial of the Chicago Seven
Half documentary footage, half animated story featuring the voices of:
as Abbie Hoffmann & Allen Ginsberg
Nick Nolte as Thomas Foran
Liev Schreiber as William Kunsler
Leonard Weinglass as himself
Jeffrey Wright as Bobby Seale
and many, many others!
THE MAN HAS NEVER BEEN MORE FUN!
The Convention was drama. The Trial was comedy.
1968, the Democratic National Convention in
Chicago was beset by protests in the streets. The Vietnam War had the nation
divided, and several youth leaders -- including Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman
and other activists/dirty goddamn hippies (depending on which side of the
argument you were on) -- organized public protests against the war, against
capitalism, against what they saw as America's failings. Eight of the
leaders -- some of whom, like Hoffman and Rubin, were central organizers,
and some of whom, like Black Panther Bobby Seale, were not even there! --
were charged with inciting to riot and brought to trial in Chicago in 1969.
10 is a film that incorporates
you-are-there newsreel and found footage; and in a rare twist also takes the
transcripts of the famous Trial and presents it with animated images and the
actual court testimony being read out by some of Hollywood's most daring
a daring approach to documentarianism and a kick-ass way to keep the fighting spirit
of '60s radicalism alive.
for this great film on Tuesday, June
1st at 8pm at the Manny Fried Playhouse. Admission is free, donations
are always welcome!
And check back soon to find out about other "Subversive
Screenings" still to come!