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Famed Chicago Conspiracy Trial 50 Years Ago Told In CHICAGO 10 to be Screened at Free/First-Friday Film, Peace Center of Delaware County in Springfield, PA
August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free First Friday Film @Peace Center of Delaware County/Springfield Friends Meetinghouse, 1001 Old Sproul Rd.,Springfield, PA. Directions & More: www.delcopeacecenter.org
JULY 5, 2019, @ 7P.M.
Doors open 6:30p.m. for light refreshments
CHICAGO 10 depicts the famed Chicago Conspiracy Trial of 50 years ago
A time of peace, love, and revolution that stood before war and intolerance…
Chicago, August 1968, the Democratic National Convention. Fifty-plus years ago, mostly young people made a declaration of independence from war in Vietnam and oppression here at home. They massed in Chicago to stop the war and more. The hope of change was dashed at the receiving end of police billy clubs.
In August 1969, the Woodstock Festival in upstate New York insisted with music and free love the values of a youth culture. Three months later in November, came the trial of antiwar and counter-cultural leaders charged with conspiracy to incite rioting in the streets of Chicago.
The conspirators included Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, Students for a Democratic Society founder Tom Hayden, Black Panther militant Bobby Seale, and anti-war pacifist David Dellinger. Theirs was the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, the “Woodstock Nation’s” trial and a declared “culture war” against a generation. Nothing has been the same since.
CHICAGO 10 presents the historic trial with a mix of archival footage and brilliant animation depicting the trial’s actual testimony and courtroom confrontations. Rage Against the Machine and other sounds of today combine with songs of the 1960s to bring alive the events, characters, and anger of another time, and the hopes that may connect past and present.
(2007. 110 minutes. Directed by Brett Morgan, with voice talents of Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeffrey Wright. Rated R for language and brief sexual images.)
Co-Sponsored and organized by the Brandywine Peace Community. For more information, call 484-574-1148