Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Instead of a review: Chicago 10



One of my lefty friends dragged me out of the house tonight to catch Chicago 10 at the Tivoli.

Part of the movie is footage of the Chicago police riot and the events leading up to it, part of it is animated re-enactment of the trial of Hoffman, Seale, Rubin, Dellinger, Hayden, Davis, Froines and Weiner.

This is not the kind of film one "enjoys," but it is the kind of film I wish more people would watch and learn from. I wasn't quite two in August of 1968, but the autobiographies of Abbie Hoffman and Bobby Seale were two of the first "political" books that captured me, when I was 13 or so.

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