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    ... Hash: SHA1 I heard another interview with the filmmaker on NPR a couple days ago. The documentary apparently makes use of both re-enactments and also a lot
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      I heard another interview with the filmmaker on NPR a couple days ago.
      The documentary apparently makes use of both re-enactments and also a
      lot of original footage of the police riot in Chicago that has never
      before been aired. Looks like something to see....

      - -C

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      Message-ID: <bcc.20bfcef7.34f9b37b@...>
      Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:14:03 EST
      From: Bob Zannelli <RBZannelli@...>
      Subject: [RPA-LIST] Put this on your movie calendar
      To: RPA-LIST@...


      I just heard this interview, and have marked it "must see, absolutely."
      I am now recording it, and will post it for those who're interested.
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      ~ *Chicago 10
      ~ *Posted on Thu, February 28, 2008 in Shows | Post a Comment

      ~ In 1968, the streets of Chicago turned into a war zone. Unarmed
      ~ protesters were beaten and gassed by the police department, backed
      ~ up by National Guard troops.

      ~ It was wild in America; Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy had
      ~ been assassinated, Lyndon Johnson was upping the monthly draft tally
      ~ (a troop surge or sorts) and it was clear, the Democratic National
      ~ Convention would not go as smoothly as Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
      ~ planned.

      ~ Most of the people responsible for the protests were brought to
      ~ trial on conspiracy charges, as well as one speaker at a rally who
      ~ had nothing to do with the planning. That man happened to be the
      ~ Chairman of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale. Seale and the
      ~ other defendants: Abie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom
      ~ Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner were known
      ~ collectively as the Chicago 8. Bobby Seale was later tried
      ~ separately, so they were down to the Chicago 7. After all the
      ~ contempt of court sentences were handed out, even the two defense
      ~ attorneys, William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass were set to spend
      ~ time behind bars. All the charges were eventally overturned.

      ~ Brett Morgen includes the attorneys in the group's head count,
      ~ bringing it to 'Chicago 10,' conveniently also the title of his new
      ~ documentary film. Morgen brings a unique perspective to this
      ~ project; born in 1968, he isn't old enough to remember what happened
      ~ in Chicago that summer, but he is clearly inspired by the energy of
      ~ the time.

      ~ Morgen uses a variety of techniques to connect story of the Chicago
      ~ 10 to a broader audience, including young people, who grew up on
      ~ cable TV and the Internet and would think nothing of flipping
      ~ between cartoons, documentaries, the news and music videos, all of
      ~ which are represented stylistically in portions of this film.

      ~ Brett Morgen talks about his creative process, treading on sacred
      ~ ground, and standing up for what you believe in. Today on The Bob
      ~ Edwards Show.

      ~ -Dan Bloom

      ~ 'Chicago 10' Website


      ~ Brett Morgen's Website

      ~ http://www.brettmorgen.com/
      ~ Chicago 10 IMDB

      ~ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905979/
      ~ List of release dates & show times


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