FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (10/03)
Documentary Filmmaker Sam Green at Centenary for Louisiana Premiere of "The Weather Underground"
SHREVEPORT, LA—Documentary filmmaker Sam Green will introduce and answer questions after a showing of his film, The Weather Underground, Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Centenary College. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Carlile Auditorium in Mickle Hall. Its showing will mark the film’s Louisiana premiere.
The Weather Underground is a 2002 award-winning documentary relating the history of the Weathermen, the violent anti-war group that emerged from the student protests of the late 1960s. Present-day interviews with many of the participants are interwoven with extraordinary archival footage to create a portrait of startling immediacy. Green and fellow filmmaker Bill Siegel include multiple points of view, from an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the group to a member of the nonviolent Students for a Democratic Society, who criticizes the Weathermen’s methods. The Weather Underground is a riveting historical document — a sobering and timely look at the dark side of political activism.
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, The Weather Underground has won awards at the Locarno and Seattle film festivals. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times has given it a four-star rating.
The film's official web site is at http://www.upstatefilms.org/weather/ .
The film is free and open to all members of the Centenary and the Shreveport-Bossier community.
For more information on the Centenary Film Society’s fall season, go to its web site at http://personal.centenary.edu/~jhendric/cfs.html or call the English Department at Centenary College at 318-869-5254.
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