DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO, MARY LAMPSON & HASKELL WEXLER
At the heart of Underground are de Antonio, Lampson, and Wexler’s clandestine interviews with on-the-lam militant “Weatherpeople” Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin, and Bernadine Dohrn—the very existence of which were enough to get the filmmakers subpoenaed by the FBI—but this footage is woven into a larger tapestry of contemporary leftist activist filmmaking activity, including excerpted material from Chris Marker, The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971), Jane Fonda’s Indochina Peace Campaign, and de Antonio’s own cinema, making for a kind of State of the Counterculture review.
Courtesy of The Circulating Film & Video Library/The Museum of Modern Art
Underground is screening as part of the series Emile de Antonio.
Showtimes coming soon