Wednesday, June 3

The Weather Underground (2003)

"In October 1969, hundreds of young people wielding lead pipes and clad in football helmets marched through an upscale Chicago shopping district, pummeling parked cars and smashing shop windows. Thus began the 'Days of Rage,' the first demonstration of the Weathermen, later known as the Weather Underground. Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, this group of former student radicals waged a low-level war against the United States government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison and finally evading the FBI by going into hiding. In THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, former Weathermen including Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd and David Gilbert speak frankly about the idealist passions and trajectories that transformed them from college activists into the FBI’s Most Wanted. ..."
PBS (Video)
Slate: Notes From the Underground
NY Times: A Trip Back to the Contradictions of the Stormy 60's
W - The Weather Underground (2003)
snagfilms: The Weather Underground (2003) 1:30:00
YouTube: The Weather Underground - Trailer