Running time 1h 40min | Directed by Glenn Silber, Barry Alexander Brown | USA | Documentary
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On Friday, Detroit Free Press columnist John Gallagher and Wayne State University Professor Emeritus Fran Shor will join us after the 7:30 p.m. show, and
on Saturday, co-director Glenn Silber will call in to answer questions about the documentary.
Nominated for an Academy Award and widely considered one of the most important political films ever made, The War at Home vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. The film provides an illuminating look at the home front of the Vietnam War – 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, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, The War at Home shows how the anti-war movement grew into a genuine people’s revolt in tandem with the escalation of war in Vietnam.
A turbulent decade superbly evoked! — Los Angeles Times
No-holds-barred! Takes us places that The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Coming Home forgot to tread. — Atlanta Constitution
Brilliant! — Boston Globe
Extraordinary! The whole world was watching. Remember? — Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times