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.
The Films of Emile de Antonio
Saturday, February 16, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Underground, 1976, 87 min.
In the King of Prussia, 1982, 92 min.