THE WAR AT HOME


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Event:
THE WAR AT HOME
Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Venue:
The City Libray
Address:
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210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Directed by Glenn Silber & Barry Alexander Brown
100 min | 1979 | USA | Not Rated

Pre-film reception on Chicago: 1968 Show starting at 5 PM in the Gallery at Library Square

Post-film discussion on The City Library’s CHICAGO 1968: The Whole World is Watching photo exhibition with special guests Nile Southern & Adam Cooper.

 
Widely considered one of the most important political films, The War at Home examines the anatomy of a resistance movement, vividly chronicling the protest movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. Using the experiences of one American town, Madison, Wisconsin, as a microcosm of the national Antiwar Movement, the film provides a ground-level view of the home front during the Vietnam War and the war that students and other anti-war dissidents waged on America’s political system, military, and notions of patriotism. Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, police, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, The War at Home shows how the Antiwar Movement grew into a genuine people’s revolt.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–1979 Academy Awards