Film Series

Saturday, February 09, 2008
The Films of Emile de Antonio

Part of The Films of Emile de Antonio

Date + Time

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Double feature
Underground, 1976, 87 min.
In the King of Prussia, 1982, 92 min.

Sam Green introduced a new generation to the radical 1960s group the Weathermen with his 2002 film The Weather Underground, but de Antonio first highlighted the group in 1976's Underground. The film features clandestine interviews with the group's elusive members, as well as footage from works by Saul Landau, Chris Marker, Third World Newsreel, and Jane Fonda's Indochina Peace Campaign, creating a concise overview of the period's social unrest and activism. In the King of Prussia turns its attention on the Plowshares 8, a Catholic pacifist group led by Father Daniel Berrigan, and its 1980 action against a General Electric nuclear weapons plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Filmmaker Green introduces the program. The second film begins at 3:00 p.m.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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