1971

MONDAY, MAY 21 7 PM

“This documentary, by Johanna Hamilton, unpacks a crucial but little-known episode in modern political and journalistic history. On March 8, 1971, eight antiwar activists broke into a small F.B.I. office in the aptly named town of Media, Pennsylvania, and stole files showing that the government was trying to suppress legitimate dissent; they mailed copies to the Washington Post, which, despite government pressure, reported on them. The eight perpetrators were never found; here, Hamilton films five of them admitting to the break-in for the first time and describing their actions in detail….” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

2014 Johanna Hamilton 1.85:1 Color DCP 79 min.

Keith Forsyth (a subject of the film) will be present for a Q&A

SHOWN AS PART OF THE
50th Anniversary of the Catonsville Nine Film Series.