The 1960s and 1970s (and Their Aftermath)












General and Miscellaneous

Political and Social Activism (Student Movements, Anti-war, etc.)

Right-wing Political Reaction

Civil Rights and Ethnic/Racial Activism

Gay and Lesbian Activism

Feminism / Women's Liberation

The Presidency: SEE US Politics

The Cold War

Popular Culture/The Arts

Anti-youth and Anti-drug Propaganda and Educational films: SEE Propaganda videography

Hippies, Yippies, Youth Culture, Counterculture, Drug Culture

The Movies Take on the 60s and 70s

Sixties and Seventies TV

Vietnamese War: Documentaries. See Peace & Conflict: Vietnam

Vietnamese War: Movies SEE MRC War Movies videography

The 1960's: Hold-outs. throwbacks, and casualties

Peace & Conflict Studies (for documentaries on the war in Viet Nam)
The Black Panther Party
The 1950's
Movies of the 1960's
The Free Speech Movement
The Free Speech Movement Audio Archive
African American/African Diaspora Studies
Popular Culture
[cold war propaganda; Vietnam war propaganda, etc.]

General and Miscellaneous

Arguing the World
Traces the lives of four of the 20th century's leading thinkers, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, Irving Howe and Irving Kristol. They have been disagreeing with a vengeance since they studied together at New York City College in the 1930s. This film traces their early idealistic days, their controversial role in the McCarthy era, their battle with the New Left in the sixties, and their vastly differing political views today. 1997. 109 min. DVD X5702

The Artists' Revolution: 10 Days in Prague.
In November, 1989 a group of artists in Prague successfully spearheaded the overthrow of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in the nonviolent "velvet revolution"...a revolution fought through images, words and spirit. This film is the inside story of that rebellion as told through interviews with the activists and citizens of Prague. Dist.: The Cinema Guild. 30 min. Video/C 4571

The Avant Garde
Presenter, William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Allen Ginsberg. A discussion with beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg on the state of middle class America in the late 1960s. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Firing Line on May 7, 1968. 52 min. DVD X2671

The Ballad of Greenwich Village: Culture and Counter-culture
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion. This unique history includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Interweaves past and present, with 16mm footage, archival photographs, Hollywood movies, cartoons, informative interviews and scenes of contemporary village life. Accompanied by a lively soundtrack that ranges from ragtime to bebop to folk music, the film celebrates what was America's first bohemia. Produced and directed by Karen Kramer. 2005. 70 min. DVD 6989

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Chelsea on the Rocks
Documents the artists, writers, musicians, and celebrities that have emerged from the legendary residence in the middle of New York. Includes archival footage, interviews, narrative sequences, and the people who have lived and created in the American cultural icon, the Chelsea Hotel. Directed by Abel Ferrara. 2008. 88 min. DVD X6242

Le cinéma de mai 68: une histoire. Volume 1
Features sixteen short documentary films about the student and workers' movements in France which culminated in protests and riots in May 1968. Contents: Disc 1. Le premier mai à Saint-Nazaire / un film de Marcel Trillat et Hubert Knapp (20 min., 1967). -- Berlin 68-Rudi Dutschke / un film de l'ARC, sous la direction de Michel Andrieu et Jacques Kébadian (41 min., 1968). -- La glu / un film de Edouard Hayem (19 min., 1968). -- Cléon / Alain Laguarda (27 min., 1968). -- Nantes Sud Aviation / un film de l'ARC ; Pierre-William Glenn et Michel Andrieu (30 min., 1968) -- Disc 2. Ce n'est qu'un début / un film de l'ARC ; réalisé par Michel Andrieu (10 min., 1968). -- Le joli mois de mai / un film de l'ARC (33 min., 1968). -- CA13, Comité d'action du treizième / un film de l'ARC (40 min., 1968). -- Mikono / un film de l'ARC ; réalisé par Jean-Michel Humeau (11 min, 1968). -- Le Droit à la parole / un film de l'ARC ; sous la direction de Michel Andrieu et Jacques Kébadian (52 min., 1968). -- Avec les cheminots du dépôt SNCF de Paris Sud-Ouest / un film de Fernand Moskowicz (10 min., 1968/2008) -- Disc 3. Oser lutter, oser vaincre / Groupe ligne rouge (Jean-Pierre Thorn, 88 min., 1968). -- Citroön-Nanterre / un film de Guy Devart et Edouard Hayem (63 min., 1968). -- La Reprise du travail aux usines Wonder / Pierre Bonneau et Jacques Willemont (9 min., 1968) -- Disc 4. écoute Joseph nous sommes tous solidaires / un film de Jean Lefaux (56 min., 1968). -- Les Deux marseillaises / un film de André S. Labarthe et Jean-Louis Comolli (120 min., 1968). -- L'atelier de recherche cinématographie en mai 68 / par Sébastien Layerle (article published in "Le cinéma militant reprend le travail" CinémAction no 110, 2004) n French with optional French subtitles. DVD X752

Come on Children
In the early 1970s, ten teenagers leave life as they know it for ten weeks to live on a farm. Watch as their raw emotions are caught on camera. What emerges are the fears, hopes and alienation of the growing pains of a counterculture. Directed by Allan King. 1972. 95 min. DVD X4595

Counter Culture Films.

Vol 1. Brink of disaster ( 1972, 29 min.) -- Chiefs (1968, 20 min.) -- Coffee house rendezvous / The Coffee Institute (1969, 26 min.) -- Greenwich Village Sunday (aka. Village Sunday) / Stewart Wilensky ; narrator, Jean Shepherd (1960, 13 min.) -- Social seminar: changing (1971, 28 min.) -- Tragedy or hope? / presented by the National Education Program ; a Jerry Fairbanks production (1972, 24 min). Cast (Tragedy or hope?): Ed Nelson, Gary Crabbe. (Greenwich Village Sunday): Larry Jaffe, Ted Joans. Brink of disaster: Brink of disaster: A fantasy story about a student and Vietnam veteran who defends a university library against a night attack by radicals bent on destroying its collections. Initially in league with the "radicals" he decides to reject their cause after his patriotic ancestors return to haunt him and a history professor explains he's become an unwitting dupe of a communist conspiracy to undermine American society. Reissued in the same year in a revised version under the title: Tragedy or hope? Chiefs: Director Richard Leacock's documentation of the 1968 Police Chiefs Convention held in Hawaii where attention was focused on the means and weapons of crowd control in reaction to the youth, anti-war and other political movements whose protests were sweeping the country at that time, fortified with speeches denouncing these movements and shoring up morale in support of their own actions against them. Coffee house rendezvous: The Coffee Institute gives its self-interested take on how coffee houses served as engines of social revolution -- sort of -- during the 1960s. Greenwich Village Sunday: An entertaining film filled with sound effects, music and colorful sights of Greenwich Village on a Sunday in 1960. The circle is filled with people and there are dozens of places where one can hear good jazz, listen to poetry, have a cup of espresso or browse book stalls. Social seminar: Changing: A documentary film produced by the National Institute of Mental Health, investigating how the 60s youth struggled to find an identity in a world of contradictory roles, morals and values with special attention placed on deconstructing stereotypes such as hippie, hardhat, square, etc. Puts the drug question in perspective as it relates to adults and the total society. Tragedy or hope? Revised version of the film "Brink of disaster" reissued in the same year and included on this DVD. DVD 8567

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Vol 2. San Francisco Good Times ( 1977, 58 min.) -- The seasons change (1968, 45 min.) San Francisco Good Times: As the Vietnam war dragged on and Richard Nixon was elected to his first term as President, a group of people in San Francisco began publishing an "underground" newspaper called the San Francisco Good Times in the belief that out of the ferment of dissent a new community based on new ways of living and cooperation was taking shape. The paper was to be the voice of this community and a motive force in its creation. This film is a chronicle of people who worked on the paper and events they lived through and covered. The people who worked together to produce the paper went on to form a commune. In November 1972 the Good Times commune stopped publishing the newspaper. Highlights include a Black Panther demonstration in support of Huey Newton; stills of public nudity and marijuana smoking; an interview with Bill Graham; outtake from the song "Sweet Marijuana"; Pete Townsend of "The Who" interview; the "People's Park" land squatting experiment that ended in armed confrontation; herbiculture; astrological column written by The Berkeley Astrology Guild; performance outtakes from The Floating Lotus Opera Company; interview with Timothy Leary; the formation of the Good Times commune ; San Francisco street life & happenings; members of Good Times arrested and put in prison; and more. Seasons change: A film detailing the truth about what a federal court judge ruled was "a police riot" in the city of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Includes accounts of perjured testimony of policeman regarding innocent arrested citizens; harrassment of delegates by policeman; racially motivated police brutality; accounts by Rennie Davis, leader of the National Mobilization Committee; an account by poet Allen Ginsberg; an account by Tom Hayden, leader of the Students For A Democratic Society; acts of random and unprovoked violence by the police in bars, hotels and upon cripples; accounts by a speechwriter and aide to Senator McCarthy; CBS news coverage outtakes including convention footage, the roughing-up of Dan Rather on the convention floor during a broadcast, anchoring and interviews by Walter Cronkite and more; an account by comedian and political activist Dick Gregory; police beating of newsmen covering the convention; an account by British Parliament member Anna Kerr who was an innocent bystander who was brutalized, arrested and maced before TV cameras; various accounts by Mayor Daley; the violent assaults upon demonstrators in Lincoln Park and in front of the convention center; and more. DVD 8568

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Vol 3. The Hippie temptation ( 1967, col., 50 min.) / CBS News-- The homosexuals (1966, b&w, 44 min.) / CBS Reports -- Boys beware (ca. 1961, b&w, 10 min.) / Sid Davis Productions [in conjunction with] The Inglewood Police Department. Hippie temptation: A CBS News presentation that manages a balancing act between a sober critical analysis of the idealistic and sometime naive youth revolution centered in Haight-Asbury and a cynical and culturally bigoted dismissal of the values of this subculture that challenged this very same cynicism and bigotry. Contains period film footage of life in the "Haight," the geographic location most credited with the genesis of the psychedelic movement, some dualistically troubling footage of drug abuse and psychiatric treatment, and a special focus on the band whose home was considered to be the "city hall" of the subculture, The Grateful Dead, who not only give eloquent voice to the values of this new society but who also evince their principles with a free performance at Golden Gate Park. The homosexuals: A CBS Reports program that underscores the difference between modern (1966) sexual morals and those of the dominant culture. Mike Wallace attempts to give even-handed treatment to a subject very much taboo at the time by concluding that homosexuality is most probably a disease, mainly a male phenomenon, involving those incapable of maintaining deep and long lasting relationships. Gore Vidal makes an appearance and sounds a modern tone in the depths of this 40-year old stopped time piece, but his insights and observations are cut into pieces amidst much broader coverage of insistent anti-homosexual psychologists on the one hand and shadowy interviews with male homosexuals. A media history landmark produced in the same New York City that three years later saw the Stonewall riots that began the modern era of gay power activism. Boys beware: A film produced in the 1960's warning children against homosexuals, claiming that they are pedophiles preying on young school children. A police officer explains the many techniques homosexuals (sexual predators) may use on children such as praise, companionship, money, presents and becoming over personal to win over a child's trust. DVD 8569

Culture Counter Culture
Contents: Coffee house rendezvous / The Coffee Institute (1969, 26 min.) -- Greenwich Village Sunday (aka. Village Sunday) / Stewart Wilensky ; narrator, Jean Shepherd (1960, 13 min.) -- Tragedy or hope? / presented by the National Education Program ; a Jerry Fairbanks production (1972, 24 min).

Coffee house rendezvous: The Coffee Institute gives its self-interested take on how coffee houses served as engines of social revolution -- sort of -- during the 1960s. Greenwich Village Sunday: An entertaining film filled with sound effects, music and colorful sights of Greenwich Village on a Sunday in 1960. The circle is filled with people and there are dozens of places where one can hear good jazz, listen to poetry, have a cup of espresso or browse book stalls. Tragedy or hope? A fantasy story about a student and Vietnam veteran who defends a university library against a night attack by radicals bent on destroying its collections. Initially in league with the "radicals" he decides to reject their cause after his patriotic ancestors return to haunt him and a history professor explains he's become an unwitting dupe of a communist conspiracy to undermine American society. Reissued in the same year in a revised version under the title: Brink of disaster [also available online] DVD 2658

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Dawn of the Eye: The Powers That Be, 1960-1975.
In the 1960s, television had become the dominant source of news in North America, and proved to be instrumental in revolutionizing the democratic process by showing the forces of protest and political opposition. It is said that the civil rights movement and anti-war movements could not have succeeded if it were not for television. Includes a look at failed government efforts to control television news. DVD 4530; vhs Video/C 5945

Dominoes.
A portrait of the 1960's using documentary film footage and rock music from the period. Focuses on a succession of tableaus, conveying the director's view that one thing led to another. Presented as an artist's impressions, not to be construed as strictly sequential. 60 min. Video/C 2125

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The Fabulous Sixties.
Reviews the events, personalities, cultural and social trends, and business and sports achievements responsible for making the 1960's a decade of sharp contrasts. Peter Jennings, narrator. Originally broadcast as a television series in 1970. 550 min. total. DVD 7877; also on vhs Video/C 1065-1066 10 tapes

Disc 1: 1960: Be a man -- sell out: Presidential election, Kennedy vs. Nixon -- African independence and the Congo -- 1961: Victory has a hundred fathers ... but defeat is an orphan: Bay of pigs invasion -- Civil rights Freedom Riders. -- 1962: Morality and brinkmanship: The Pill -- The Cuban Missile Crisis -- Death of Marilyn Monroe --- John Glenn orbits the earth -- Thalidomide babies .

Disc 2: 1963: End of a thousand days: Civil Rights March on Washington -- Surgeon General's cigarette warning -- Death of John F. Kennedy -- Hugh Heffner and the Playboy Club -- George Wallace views on school integration. -- 1964: From Liverpool with love: The Beatles invade America -- Presidential campaign: Johnson vs. Goldwater -- Khruschev deposed -- Gulf on Tonkin resolution -- Civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi -- Klu Klux Klan -- Muhammad Ali -- Robert Kennedy -- 1965: Commitment or cop-out: LSD -- March on Selma -- Murder of Malcolm X -- Riots in Watts -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Death of Winston Churchill.

Disc 3: 1966: Life, liberty and the pursuit of violence : Gun control --The Warren Report -- Car safety (Ralph Nader) -- Rock music -- Farmworker protests (C. Chavez) -- Peace march (James Meredith) -- Draft Board Demonstrations (Joan Baez) -- The Red Guard in China -- Floods in Florence -- 1967: Love in the streets: Hippies in Haight-Ashbury -- Expo 67 -- The Six Day War in the Middle East -- Vietnam War protests -- The Soviet Union's 50th Anniversary -- The March on the Pentagon.

Disc 4: 1968: Up against the wall: The Presidential Campaign: Nixon vs. Humphrey -- The death of Robert Kennedy -- The Chicago Democratic Convention -- Death of Martin Luther King Jr. -- Jackie Kennedy marries Ari Onassis. -- 1969: Eagle has landed: Woodstock -- Man Lands on the Moon -- Super Bowl-Jets win -- World Series-Mets win -- Earth day.

Focus on 1960-1964, The Kennedy Years.
Looks at the events of the years 1960-64, such as the Cuban missile crisis, the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, the civil war in Vietnam, civil rights, John Glenn's space flight, etc.,) and tells of their significance in American history. 58 min. Video/C 1006

Focus on 1965-1969, The Angry Years.
Uses archival photographs, sound recordings, and film footage to explore world events, sports, life-styles, and scientific achievements of the late sixties. 58 min. Video/C 1007

Following Sean
Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck tracks down the San Francisco electrician Sean Farrell who as a 4-year old living in Haight-Asbury was the subject of Arlyck's 1969 short film "Sean" -- to see what he is like 30 years later. Includes autobiographical segments from the filmmaker as he reflects on his own 60s encounters and his current New York life. Directed by Ralph Arlyck. 2005. 87 min. DVD X6104

Le Fond de l'Air est Rouge (A Grin Without a Cat)
Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War." Contents: Pt. 1. Fragile hands = Les mains fragiles: From Vietnam to Che's death; May 1968 and all that. -- Pt. 2. Severed hands = Les mains coupees: From the Prague Spring to the Common Program of Government in France; From Chile to -- to what? 1978 (restored and re-actualized by Marker in 1993). 180 min. DVD X3146; vhs Video/C 8313

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I Can Hear It Now: The Sixties [Sound Recording]
Narrated by Walter Cronkite. Narrative, principally with excerpts from political speeches and reporters' accounts of historical events; includes excerpts from songs by performers such as Tony Bennett, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan ; narrated by Walter Cronkite. 90 different news reports, speeches and commentaries from the decade of the nineteen sixties. Partial contents: Prologue and John F. Kennedy inaugural, Jan. 20, 1961 through Cuban Missile Crisis -- Richard M. Nixon concedes defeat California election through assassination and four dark days of Kennedy funeral, Nov. 25, 1963 -- Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to joint session of Congress, Nov. 27, 1963 through report from Village of Cam Ne (Morley Safer) Aug. 5, 1965 -- Great power blackout of 1965 through Robert Kennedy eulogy given by Edward Kennedy at St. Patrick's, June 8, 1968 -- Republican and Democratic Conventions 1968 through flight of Apollo 11 first moon landing July 20/21, 1969 -- Nixon greets returning astronauts through Epilogue. Sound/D 192

Le Joli mai (The Lovely Month of May)
Directors, Chris Marker et Pierre L'Homme. A series of interviews with ordinary people in the streets of France speaking about their lives and feelings while living in France in May of 1962, the year the Algerian War came to an end. 1963. 119 min. DVD X5801 [preservation copy]; vhs 999:2111
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Justice is a Constant Struggle
Narrator: Studs Terkel. Documents the key roles played by members of the National Lawyers' Guild in helping attain and maintain civil rights and civil liberties over the past five decades. Covers the group's opposition to HUAC and the McCarthy hearings and its work on behalf of members of the civil rights, antiwar, labor and sanctuary movements. Produced, directed, and edited by Abby Ginzberg. 1987. 28 min. Video/C MM544

KPFA On The Air
In 1949, America's first listener-supported community radio station, KPFA, began broadcasting from Berkeley, Calif. The station quickly became a living testament to free speech and cultural diversity -- a vital community of the air that often found itself embroiled in conflict. This film reviews KPFA's passionate 50-year history, including its founding by pacifists and poets, through alternative news coverage of the McCarthy hearings, peace issues, race relations, nuclear disarmanent, nuclear power, student protests, the Black Panther Movement, and the Vietnam War, to the present day challenges that confront this ongoing experiment in democratic media. 2000. 56 min. Video/C 7063

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Tonite Let's All Make Love in London
Peter Whitehead's 1967 documentary of the London scene features a visual patchwork of 60's culture, seen through the eyes of the people leading it. Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave, Allen Ginsberg, and Julie Christie are all here, alongside counter-culture artists and other musicians who helped shape their generation and future ones to come. Most of the musical content comes in the form of extremely rare concert footage and inside studio recording sessions, while other segments include candid interviews, strange political demonstration footage, and even a segment on the radical art of body painting. The best part is footage of the riot that interrupted the Stones' 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert. 1967. 70 min. DVD X6623

Making Sense of the Sixties. 6 parts, 58 min. each.

Part 1, Seeds of the Sixties Focuses on one of the most important seeds of rebellion: institutionalized prejudice that kept American blacks in subservience and poverty, preventing their children from receiving the education that could help them gain equality. It also shows how television brought home this fact to Northern whites. DVD 1805 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1953:1

Part 2, We Can Change the World. Chronicles the years 1960-1964, when the civil rights movement and John F. Kennedy inspired idealism in college students. The program explores the impact of the Cuban missile crisis, the assasination of John F. Kennedy, and the 1963 March on Washington. DVD 1806 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1953:2

Part 3, Breaking Boundaries, testing limits. Depicts the sixties' youth rebellion and the counterculture, when millions of young people brushed aside every social rule they had learned and substituted tenets of their own. Chronicles the media's role in the development and impact of the youth rebellion and society's response to it. DVD 1807 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1953:3

Part 4, In a Dark Time. Focuses on 1968. It follows the escalating Vietnam War, the anti-war movement's explosive growth, and the riots and rebellions in almost all of America's cities. It ends with the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. DVD 1808 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1953:4

Part 5,Picking up the Pieces. Discusses how and why more extreme splinter groups like the Black Panthers came to be, as well as two new movements: the environmental movement and the women's movement. Finally, it recreates the national mood at the end of the decade when the Vietnam vets came home, when hundreds of Black Panthers were arrested or killed, when Richard Nixon was forced to resign, and when the country is held hostage by OPEC. DVD 1809 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1953:5

Part 6, Legacies of the Sixties Discusses the issues of the sixties from today's perspective and assesses the era's role in making America what it is in the nineties, while we still face many of the same issues. DVD 1810 [preservation copy]; also VHS Video/C 1953:6

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McLuhan On McLuhanism
Marshall McLuhan discusses his theories of mass communication and fields questions from a panel of university professors and film critics. Participants: Host: Eric Larrabee. Lecturer: Marshall McLuhan. Panel: Erik Barnouw, Robert K. Merton, Richard Schickel. A videocassette release of a 1966 segment of the television program Sunday Showcase. 1966. 89 min. Video/C 4693

Our Century.
A ten-part series that surveys historical events of the 20th century using Gaumont British newsreel footage. Covers major advances, trends, and tragedies, from political upheavals and passing social crazes to the role of technology, and examines their impacts on the future.

Nouvelle Vague: 1958-1968. This segment documents events from 1958-1968. The whole world is singing the music of The Beatles. The free world undergoes stupendous growth even as the Vietnam War rages, and the civil rights movement and racial riots rage in the U.S. The Berlin Wall is constructed, natural disasters such as the floods in Florence plague Europe and the principles of capitalism are questioned in a "little red book," the symbol of the "Cultural Revolution." Contents: New ideas: Universal Exhibition in Brussels, automation of food production, urban architecture -- Fame: Rock music invades the East, The Beatles, assassination of John F. Kennedy, decline of Hollywood, Cannes Film Festival, 1960 & 1964 Olympic games -- World order: 1965 N.Y. City blackout, Fidel Castro, Civil rights movement, urban riots, Black Power movement, Civil Rights Bill, Vietnam War protests, war protest in Europe -- War: Vietnam War, changing Vietnamese culture -- Divisions: Riots in Algeria, Berlin Wall, trial of Eichmann, Castro, Apartheid in S.A. -- Art: 1st African Arts Festival, 1966 in Dekar, King Tut, Picasso -- Construction: Aswan Dam, oil platforms and oil spills, floods in Florence. -- Transport: Ascendancy of Japanese industry, Hovercraft, advent of Boeing 707 passenger service, Soviet and U.S. space race, Vatican Council II, Cultural revolution in China. 52 min. DVD X1254

Peace and Love: 1968-1980. This segment documents events from 1968-1980. The technological revolution, the development of electronics and the first oil crisis preceed an economic recession and unemployment. The Vietnam War ends, Man walks on the Moon, and discoveries in genetics challenge former laws in biology and medicine. Contents: Unrest: Vietnam war ends, Pol Pot regime (Cambodia), Soviet Union invades Afghanistan and Czechoslovakia, Solidarity in Poland, riots in Ireland, revolt in Iran -- Terrorism: Hijacking of airlines and trains, U.S. Embassy in Tehran, bombing of train stations and synagogues, Red Brigade in Italy, political/criminal trials, killiing of Israei athletes at 1972 Olympics -- New and old: skateboards and windsurfing, archaeological discoveries in China, conservation of ancient buildings, living theater in Europe -- Technology: Apollo 11, man on Moon, microprocessor becomes a chip, optical fibers and medical advances -- Youth: Woodstock, Eastern religions, feminism -- Politics: Civil rights movement, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Watergate, hippies, musical "Hair" -- Disaster: Worldwide pollution, famines in third world, People's temple suicides, Moonies, Charles Manson -- Changes: TGV train, Boeing 747, Concorde. political changes worldwide, violence in the Middle East, Pope John Paul II. 52 min. DVD X1255

Peter Whitehead and the Sixties
Contents: Wholly communion / Lorrimer Films Ltd. presents ; photographed, edited, directed by Peter Whitehead (1965, b&w; 32 min.) -- Benefit of the doubt / a Lorrimer-Saga production ; directed by Peter Whitehead (1967, col. & b&w, 66 min.).

Wholly communion: Beat poets read their works in an informal setting at the Royal Albert Hall in June 1965. Peter Whitehead wandered the stage with a borrowed camera, creating an anarchic film of the event many consider to be England's introduction to the 1960s counterculture. Benefit of the doubt: A filming of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of US, a controversial play on the provocative question of Britain's relationship to America during the Vietnam War. DVD X6262

Prague Spring
In 1968 Alexander Dubcek's attempt to liberalize Communist rule in Czechoslovakia and to create "socialism with a human face" resulted in Soviet tanks in the streets of Prague. This program presents both the political detente behind Brezhnev's position and the dissent that was silenced within the Warsaw Pact alliance. Extensive archival footage and contemporary interviews provide insights that reveal the dissent within the Eastern Bloc countries in the 1960's. 29 min. Video/C 6192

The Rage Within and The Road to the Sixties (David Halberstam's The Fifties, vol. 5)
"The Rage Within" shows how America in the fifties is finally forced to examine issues of racial discrimination through the murder of Emmet Till, the rise of athletes like Bill Russell and Willie Mays, school desegregation, the Montgomery bus strike, and leadership by Martin Luther King, Jr. "The Road to the Sixties" shows American involvement with fast cars, fast food, the space race, the rise of Fidel Castro in Cuba and a rising restlessness as the country hurtles toward the next decade. 50 min. DVD 9408 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5383

Red Spring, The Sixties.(The Cold War series)
In the Soviet bloc, communist rule stifles ambition and achievement. Soviet defense expenditure cripples economic growth. The young lust for totems of America's youth culture--blue jeans and rock-n-roll. In Czechoslovakia, Dubcek attempts limited reform, but in 1968, Soviet force crushes the Prague Spring. 1998. 47 min. Video/C 5739

The Sixties(History Channel)

King: Go Beyond the Dream to Discover the Man
Forty years after Martin Luther King's assassination, newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary. Go beyond the legend to portray the man, the questions, the myths, and the relevance of Dr. King's message in today's world. Originally broadcast by The History Channel in 2008. 94 min. DVD X742

1968 with Tom Brokaw
1968: in that single year, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, Chicago rioted, Nixon triumphed, and Tet exploded. The top music acts were the Beatles, the Doors, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. Man circled the Moon. From Civil Rights to Vietnam, from rock & roll to rocket science, 1968 stands out as a concentrated dose of everything we think of as the Sixties. Originally broadcast in 1968. 94 min. DVD X742

The Vietnam War
Disc 3: Vietnam: on the front lines (Pt. 1-4): America enters the war ; Tet in Saigon and Hue war ; Ringing down the curtain ; The end game -- Disc 4: LBJ and Vietnam: in the eye of the storm ; Command decisions: Tet offensive ; Unsung heroes: the battle of Khe Sanh. Summary At a total cost of more than 3.1 million lives, the Vietnam conflict is, to date, America's longest and most controversial war. It also marked the first time TV journalists ventured out to the frontlines to bring the spectacle of combat into American living rooms. Across the nation, Americans watched, captivated by the surprise Tet Offensive, the slow-motion tragedy of the Battle of Khe Sanh, and the courage and skill of the American soldiers. Profiles the decision makers and chronicles the key events in the Vietnam War, from the advisor's arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975. Programs originally broadcast on The History Channel. DVD X743

The Race to the Moon
Join the History Channel for the ultimate 35th birthday celebration of one of the most extraordinary events of the 20th century, the commemoration of the moonwalk and the early days of the space race. Disc 5. Failure is not an option -- Disc 6. Code name Project Orion ; Modern marvels: Apollo 13 ; Modern marvels: The space shuttle. System Details 232 min. DVD X744

Voices of the Civil Rights
From the fearless resolve of a single woman to the remarkable voice of thousands marching, this History Channel special offers an overview of one of America's great defining periods. A compilation of materials on the civil rights movement, from personal narratives of life in the period, to insights into the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, to the 1965 march on Montgomery, along with biographies of two of the leaders of the movement. Contents: Disc 7. Voices of civil rights (44 min., c2005) ; Mississippi State secrets (44 min., c2001) ; Crossing the bridge (44 min., c2001) -- Disc 8. Martin Luther King, Jr. : the man and the dream (59 min., c1997) ; Thurgood Marshall : justice for all (44 min., c1997). Originally broadcast on The History Channel and other television channels, including Save our history, History undercover, History uncovered, Reputations (BBC), and Biography (A&E). 243 min. DVD X745

JFK, a Presidency Revealed
A comprehensive portrait of John F. Kennedy, complete with rarely-heard recordings of JFK and Robert F, Kennedy, interviews with personal confidantes, insiders and highly-placed sources, and home videos of the Kennedy family. Includes a biography of Joseph Kennedy, Sr., father of the Kennedy dynasty. Contents: Disc 9. JFK, a presidency revealed / produced by David Taylor ; hosted by Frank Sesno -- Disc 10. Biography: JFK, a personal story ; Biography: Joseph Kennedy, Sr. : father of an American dynasty. 300 min. DVD X746

Apollo 11
Just ten years after sending experimental monkeys into space, Neil Armstrong stepped from the ladder of the Apollo 11 spacecraft onto the face of the moon and became the first human being to walk on its surface. The event was one of the crowning achievements in human history. Filled with the rich stories of the people who made it possible, this chronicles the historic mission that brought man to the moon. See how an army of engineers and scientists worked to live up to JFK's extraordinary challenge, and meet the men who were chosen for the mission. Originally broadcast as a sement on the television series Modern Marvels in 2004. 44 min. DVD X747

The JFK Assassination
The latest forensic techniques shed new light on the theories surrounding Kennedy's death. Originally broadcast in 2004 on the television series Investigating history on the History Channel. 45 min. DVD X747

Bay of Pigs Declassified
Drawing extensively on documents that were kept under wraps for nearly 40 years, this documentarty tells the complete story of the ill-fated invasion. Scholars and historians examine its place in the drama of the Cold War, and reveal how it still colors U.S.-Cuban relations. Originally broadcast on television program History undercover in 1996. 50 min. DVD X747

Peyote to LSD, A Psychedelic Odyssey
Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History Channel TV Special, his former student Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Shot around the planet, from Canada to the Amazon, we experience rarely seen native hallucinogenic ceremonies and find out the true events leading up to the Psychedelic Sixties. 100 min. DVD X747

Days of Rage and Wonder: Hippies
The film describes what happened during the 1960s and the effects of the Hippie "counter-culture" on American society right up to the present time. 2009. 100 min. DVD X748

Sex in the Vietnam War
Focuses on the sexual behavior of soldiers during the Vietnam War and its consequences. Originally broadcast in 2002 as a segment of the television progroam "XY factor" on the History Channel. 50 min. DVD X748

Riot: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial
Looks at the four days of rioting during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Demonstration leaders were charged with a new federal crime "conspiring to incite a riot." American justice would be called upon to determine who was responsible: the protestors ... or the police. Originally broadcast in 1996 as a segment on the television series American justice. 46 min. DVD X748

The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation
Traces the events of the Sixties, a decade of change, experimentation and hope that transformed an entire nation. This in-depth documentary features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era who lived and sometimes influenced events of the powerful decade. Narrator, Paul Herlinger ; interviews with Henry Kissinger, Jesse Jackson, Arlo Guthrie, Barbara Ehrenriech, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Meese, Bobby Seale. Directed and produced by David Davis and Stephen Talbot. PBS, 2005. 120 min. DVD 4442

Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Tells the story of the censorship battles of this groundbreaking comedy television program that became a hot bed of controversy, igniting laughter and social consciousness across a nation. Broadcast on CBS televison from 1967 until it was cancelled in 1969, the beloved hosts pioneered a turning point in American television history. Written & directed by Maureen Muldaur. 2002. 99 min. DVD 4175

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Southern Exposures
CBS News invited the distinguished French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, to make a film on any subject, anywhere in the world. In this documentary Cartier-Bresson travels through the United States as he tries to capture its cultural flavor in the late 1960's. 1971. 23 min. DVD 9934

Swinging London (Look at Life
Features 14 short films from the colorful Look at life series, produced by the Rank Organisation every week for screening in Oden cinemas. This collection offers a priceless insight into a fast-changing world of frothy coffee, high-rise living, scooter boys an it's girls. Explore London's market with Sid James, browse the boutiques of Cranaby Street, dine at the top of the Post Office Tower and dance the night away in subterranean jazz clubs. Contents: Report on a river -- Shopping by the ton -- Rising to high office -- Coffee bars -- In gear -- Change at the Tower -- Fire over London -- Goodbye Piccadilly -- Market place -- Members only -- Top people -- On the meter -- Eating high -- Down London river. Special feature: 2 short films: Scooter commuter (1962) and A dog's life (1959) Originally released as 14 short films made between 1959 and 1969. 124 min. DVD X6267

Swinging London!
Contents: Down London river (1959) -- Coffee bar (1959) -- Market place (1959) -- Top people (1960) -- Scooter commuter (1962) -- Report on a river (1963) -- Rising to high office (1963) -- Members only (1965) -- Eating High (1966) -- In gear (1967) -- Change at the tower (1967) -- Goodbye, Piccadilly (1967)

Down London River: Take a history tour on the River Thames. Lots of famous footage: Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Port of London, Cleopatra's Needle and much more! Coffee bar: It's a look at the SOHO bohemian coffee bars of London. Many famous coffee bars are shown on the inside and out including: The 2Is, the French, the Macabre, Le Grande, Stockpot, Sam Widges, Melbray, Universal, La Roca, Freight Train, El Toro, Picasso, Las Vegas, Moka Bar, and more. Market place: A look at the markets of London; from street flea markets to a new invention, the "super" market. Flea market footage includes tons of cheap rare stuff on Portobello Road. Top people: An overview of high-rise construction activity in London. From the crane operators who build the new sky-scrapers to the tenants who live in the penthouses, this newsreel provides a colorful birds-eye view of London Town. Many famous landmarks. Scooter commuter: A look at the London scooter scene. On display are gorgeous & colorful scooters. There are over 600 Scooter Clubs in England whose members attend scooter rallies all over Europe. A look at a gathering at London's Crystal Palace for a mass scooter rally featuring a grand parade of all the scooters. Also a brief history of the scooter, including a small WWII version that was used by paratroopers; and a look at scooter manufacture and proving grounds. Report on a river: A look at the River Thames, its past and present, from source to the sea. An examination of what has been done and is being done to modernize port services and to keep traffic moving --from holiday pleasure seekers to bustling commerce. Rising to high office: A fascinating look at 1963 mod-looking corporate office technology --which wasn't very high-tech compared to today, but still lots of "cool gadgets." Punched card data processing centers. The complex infrastructure that supports London's biggest office that attracts visitors from all over the world, not just to see the view, but to study a mid-20th century development. Members only: A look at the "private clubs" of London. From the famous political clubs of the 18th century to the gambling clubs and the bohemian night clubs of the West End. Eating high: An examination of the 60's trend of top-of-skyscraper revolving restaurants. First an overview of Europe's best then it's a detailed look at the problems involved in running the restaurant at the top of London's Post Office Tower. In gear: It's the swinging London fashion scene on parade and features an eye-catching array of dazzling & colorful mod fashions! The viewer is taken to King's Road, SOHO, and Carnaby Street. Some of the shops visited are: "Granny Takes a Trip," "Hung on You," "The Antiques Supermarket," "I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet," and "Gear." Next, it's off to the discotheque club scene where the "in" gear is worn. Clubs include: "Tiles," "Bag of Nails" (the Beatles used to hang out here), "Samantha's," "Georges" and "the Saddle Room." Groovy pop music soundtrack! Change at the tower: A look at the day-to-day running of the historic Tower of London and coping with up to 16,000 visitors each day. A stunning display of the Crown Jewels. Goodbye, Piccadilly: A look at the Piccadilly Circus of the Swinging Sixties! A lot of what is shown here no longer exists as it was soon "modernized" to meet the demands of a changing world. Also a look at underground Piccadilly to see sights that few people have ever seen. DVD 9361

Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-aid Talk Show
Selected segments from the Tomorrow Show featuring interviews with The Grateful Dead, Tom Wolfe, Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. Also includes four live performances by The Grateful Dead. May 7, 1981: The Grateful Dead, Ken Kesey -- August 6, 1979: Tom Snyder's interview with Tom Wolfe -- October 14, 1980: Tom Snyder's interview with Tom Wolfe -- August 9, 1981: Tom Snyder's interview with Dr. Timothy Leary. Originally broadcast on The tomorrow show and Tomorrow coast to coast on NBC between 1979 and 1981. 90 min. DVD 6589

Town Bloody Hall: A Dialogue on Women's Liberation
On the evening of April 30, 1971, a standing room only audience of local literati and feminists packed New York City's Town Hall to watch Norman Mailer, who had just written 'The Prisoner of Sex, ' grapple with a panel of passionate feminists ... among them Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos and Germaine Greer. The event turned from mere intellectual debate to ferocious theater as verbal blows flew engaging the participants and the audience for three and a half hours. With Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos. Photographers, Jim Desmond, D.A. Pennebaker, Mark Woodcock ; editor, Chris Hegedus. 85 min. DVD X5438

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The Twentieth Century: A Moving Visual History: The 1960s and 1970s
Brings the 20th century back to life through narration, rare photographs and stunning footage. The 1960s: A global revolution: Innocence is lost as America struggles on many levels, not only politically and militarily, but also socially. Milestones include: tensions reach the boiling point between the U.S. and Cuba; the assassinations of four political leaders; the Vietnam War, anti-war demonstrations and the Civil Rights movement; the Space Race; and the hippie culture and the British Invasion. The 1970s : power plays: As the Vietnam War comes to an end, the Middle East becomes a powder keg and the Nixon Administration collapses. Milestones include: the fall of Saigon; the Watergate Scandal; Americans taken hostage in Iran; home life changes dramatically with easier access to microwaves, fast food and VCRs; and the Disco Revolution. DVD X3170

Universal Newsreels. Vol. 12: 1960
Russia, 5/50/60 -- Spy story of the year -- New Magellan: Triton circles world submerged -- Powers case: Ike states policy spies and open skies -- Summit crisis: Mr. K. in ugly mood over U-2 incident -- Down from summit: Mr. K. kills conference, Big 4 departs for home -- Florida, 5/23/60 -- U-2 at UN: Reds now charge U.S. menaces peace -- Open sky plan: Ike offers UN U.S. photo planes -- UN spy debate: Reds bugged American Embassy Lodge claims -- Cataclysm: Volcano, tidal waves, devastate Pacific Area -- Whites flee: Newly independent Congo in upheaval -- Missile milestone: First Polaris firing by submerged U-Boats -- 25 years ago, 5/19/60 -- RB-47 debate: Lodge debunks Red spy-flight charges -- Republican Convention highlights 7/25/60. March of events in Congo crisis -- Space triumph: Discoverer capsule recovered from orbit -- U-2 spy trial: Ike hits Powers' case exploitation by Reds -- Space race: AF snares satellite capsule in mid-air -- Mr. K. and Castro: top Reds and allies get chill greeting -- Mexico, 9/19/60 -- Ike at UN proposes new world disarmament program -- 25 years ago, 9/22/60 -- History at UN: World leaders set New York a-whirl -- Spotlight of history on the UN -- Satchmo swings in Congo -- Khrushchev threatens Dag and UN -- Florida, 10/06/60 -- Invasion scare: Castro masses troops, claims U.S. aggression -- Kennedy elected -- Nuclear Navy: first Polaris a-sub sails on ocean patrol -- Algeria, 11/17/60 -- Tiros II Weatherman satellite in orbit around Earth -- Lumumba seized: followers threaten New Congo upheaval -- Strategy talks: Kennedy confers with his Congress leaders -- Space progress: "Man-in-space" capsule recovery successful -- News highlights of 1960. DVD 6615

Universal Newsreels. Vol. 13: 1961-1963
U.S. breaks relations with Cuba, 1/05/61 -- Inauguration: Kennedy sworn in -- NATO war games: Germany is stage for big winter maneuvers -- Peace Corps: Kennedy outlines global program -- Kasavubu hailed: Congo Federation plan target of controversy -- Laos crisis: Kennedy-Gromyko voice peace hopes -- Anglo-U.S. amity: U.S.-British pledge united front -- Eichmann trial -- Cosmos pioneer: Soviets orbit man in space -- Cuba invaded: foes of Castro open offensive -- First pictures: Soviets hail space hero -- Reds celebrate May Day -- As world watched: Spaceman hailed after U.S. triumph -- Cosmonaut: Russian orbits globe 17 times -- Berlin, 1961 -- World shocked: Reds threaten H-bomb tests -- Formosa, 1961 -- Civil planes grounded in defense alert -- France, 1961 -- 50 Megatons: U.S. protests new Red test -- Chimp into space, 1961. New Mexico, 1961 -- Space triumph: Glenn flight thrills world -- Uneasy peace: Algeria tense under cease-fire -- India, 1962 -- A day in history: Telstar brings world closer -- X-15 space record: Plane flown to 59-mile mark -- Kennedy on Telstar: Europe sees news conference -- First Lady at play : she joins Glenn at water skiiing -- Income tax cut: Kennedy hopes to spur economy -- The Wall, 1962 -- Red threat: President orders Cuban blockade -- The Cuban Crisis -- Crisis eases: Wary U.S. awaits missile removal -- Missile bases: Castro balks at U.N. team -- President tours: Kennedy inspects nuclear bases -- Suspense story: National Press Club hears Hitchcock -- Space movie: camera records missile in flight -- Space tour: Kennedy inspects missile center -- Reds free Professor: home after 16 days in Soviet prison. DVD 6616

Universal Newsreels. Vol. 14: 1964-1967
N.Y. World's Fair, 1964 -- Olympics end: U.S. teams win medal honors -- Japan, 1964 -- Khruschev resigns -- Olympics: US. dominates Tokyo games -- 2,000 MPH jet: Johnson reveals US. super plane -- Olympics: U.S. widens Tokyo lead -- Fashions, 1964 -- Bernard Baruch adviser to presidents is dead -- Marines in action: Dominican rescue, Vietnam Offensive -- Johnson on Vietnam: vows to fight on until Reds parley -- [Johnson] inauguration highlights, 1965 -- LBJ hears Graham -- Twins in Paris -- Vietnam action: Enterprise planes support troops -- Showdown in Vietnam -- Dominican truce: cease-fire brings calm to Island -- Space policeman: Pegasus measures action of meteoroids -- McNamara on Vietnam: new moves counter Red infiltration -- Report on Vietnam, 1965. Moscow, 1965 -- Enterprise in war: nuclear carrier joins 7th Fleet -- Politics and food: U.S. feeds Dominicans, power struggle on -- Dominican revolt, 1965 -- U.N.'s 20th year: world body marks signing of charter -- Missile passes test: Titan 3-C is most powerful known -- Viet sweep: Troops take Cong stronghold -- Airbase shelled: Soviet rockets used in attack -- Vietnam: big enemy force repulsed by GI's -- Seattle, 1967 -- Peace march: thousands oppose Vietnam war, 1967 -- Expo 67: Monument to man opens in Canada -- Loyalty day, New York City -- Protests galore -- Mid-East: Israeli-Egyptian battle erupts, 1967 -- Egypt accepts U.N. cease-fire -- Cease-fire: uneasy truce in Mid-East -- Ant-war demonstrators storm Pentagon -- Inauguration: Thieu sworn in, stresses peace, 1967 -- Wakefield, Mass., 1967 -- England, 1967 -- Lynda [Johnson] and Charles [Robb] marriage takes place in the White House. DVD 6616

The Video McLuhan
Written & narrated by Tom Wolfe. Contents: 1. McLuhan videos 1958-1964 (51 min.) -- 2. McLuhan videos 1965-1970 (40 min.) -- 3. McLuhan videos 1972-1979 (43 min.) -- 4. Ohio State Univ. panel 1958 (30 min.) -- 5. Florida St. Univ. lecture 1970 (55 min.) -- 6. York Univ. lecture 1979 (31 min.).

Performers: Gilbert Seldes, Frank Kermode, Tom Snyder, Malcolm Muggeridge, Norman Mailer, Robert Fulford, Tom Brokaw, David Frost, Woody Allen.

Presents the most complete video record of communications theorist Marshall McLuhan. Using video footage from the 1940's to the late 1970's, this program traces the development of McLuhan's thinking and takes the viewer through McLuhan's rise to prominence on the world stage. McLuhan discusses and argues his themes in the classroom, on the lecture circuit, on TV talk shows and newsmagazine programs. 6 videocassettes (250 min.) Video/C 4503

Who Is the American Connection?
Two former agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration tell of coverups and corruption within the Administration when they worked undercover from the 1960s through 1974. In attempting to stop the narcotics traffic in the U.S. their inside knowledge of the corruption within the Administration ultimately threatened their lives and led to their resignations. 86 min. Video/C 6132

Young Blood, 1968
By 1960 almost half the U.S. population was under eighteen years of age. By 1968, the conservative '50s had been overtaken by full-blown social and political revolt. In Europe, students rioted and demonstrated for greater intellectual freedom--and against the rigid values of the parents' generation. This film revisits the Civil Rights Movement, the beginnings of Students for a Democratic Society, the experience of the Vietnam War, student protests in 1968 Paris, anti-war movements, the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, the Weather Underground, the advent of rock and roll, hippies, counter-culture, yippies and anti-nuclear campaigns. 1997. 56 min. Video/c 6439

Political and Social Activism (Student Activism, Anti-War Movements)

Peace & Conflict Studies: War in Vietnam
Anti-Vietnam War Protests in the San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond (online media archive)

[Abbot, Helen] Interview with Activist Helen Abbott.
Interviewer: Harold Adler; interviewees, Tarnel Abbott, Helen Abbott. An interview with Helen Abbott, founder of the Vietnam Day Committee which consisted of students and activists and other members of the Bay Area community opposed to American intervention in Vietnam. Videographer, Harold Adler. 2002. 112 min. Video/C MM503

The Activist: Hell No, Nobody Goes (Mike Smith and the Oakland 7)
A Dramatization which examines the philosophies and activities of student draft resisters to the Vietnam War situated on the University of California, Berkeley campus in the 1960's. 198-? 51 min. DVD 9813 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3797

America, Love It or Leave It
During the Vietnam War the largest ever exodus of political refugees took place. 125,000 Americans fled to Canada as draft resisters and deserters. Now twenty years later this documentary examines the impact of this migration on both Canada and the United States. Written and directed by Tom Shandel. 1990 57 min. Video/C 8163

America Against Itself
Presents interviews recorded in 1968 with students, delegates, reporters, ministers, etc. who were at the 1968 Democratic Convention, concerning their attitudes towards the convention and riots, police response and political situation. Interspersed with segments of news footage of the Convention and riots. 1968. 45 min. Video/C 9430

American Revolution 2: Riots to Revolution, Chicago in 1968
The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets to produce a gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulences in late 1960's Chicago. Includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot, a critique of the events by working class African-Americans in Chicago, and attempts by the Black Panther Party to organize poor, southern white youths on the city's north side. Shot in verite style with no script, direct sound, a handheld camera, black-and-white film stock, and natural lighting, the directors' no-frills approach appropriately reflects the raw energy of this upheaval. Special features: "Riots to revolution : Chicago in 1968," a 2007 documentary short by Mike Gray. Directed by Howard Alk; produced by Mike Gray and William R. Cottle. 1969. 75 min. DVD 7489

Amerika
Documentary about the escalation and diversity of the anti-Vietnam War protest movement on the homefront. Includes conversations with Vietnam vets, teenagers, and Afro-American militants. Graphically depicts the hightened incidents of mass protest and police repression. Originally produced as a documentary film in 1969 by Newsreel. 33 min. Video/C 5854

Anti-war Films of the 1960s
Universal Newsreel: Peace march: thousands oppose Vietnam War (4/18/67, 3 min.) -- Universal Newsreel: Protests galore (5/5/67, 3 min.) -- Universal Newsreel: Anti-war demonstrators storm Pentagon (10/24/67, 2 min.) -- The seasons change (1968, 45 min.) -- Columbia revolt (1969, 49 min.) Universal Newsreels: Three newsreels showing demonstrations against the Vietnam War in the United States, Spain, Italy, and London with some coverage of the "March on the Pentagon." Seasons change: Details the events and issues involved in the violent Chicago Police crackdown on anti-war demonstrators during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Includes interviews with demonstation participants, the Chicago 7 and an official statement of the Youth International Party (Yippies). DVD 5960

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Berkeley in the Sixties.
A film by Mark Kitechell. Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. This film is a celebration and tribute to the spirited rebellion of the students of Berkeley in the 1960s. It romanticizes the past in some ways, but the participants, many of them just as dedicated to causes as they were as youths at Berkeley offer realistic and honest remembrances from those hectic days. The film is in three distinct segments: Part I -- Confronting the University. The demonstrations began simply with students protesting the appearance of the House Un-American Activities Committee on campus to investigate communist appearances as speakers. It was the beginning of Speaker Ban. It tells of the creation of the student activist group known as SLATE, and the increasing confrontations with the University administration then led by W. Clark Kerr. 41 minutes. Part II -- Confronting America. Largely about the efforts to carry their activism beyond the campus and the narrow environment of Berkeley and Oakland. The issues of Civil Rights and Free Speech soon give way to protest against the war in a place called Vietnam. 31 minutes. Part III -- Confronting History. The emergence of the counter-culture in neighboring San Francisco, and the politicization of blacks as represented by Stokeley Carmichael and more especially the activities of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers creates a new environment for many of the people in this movement. Suddenly differences in perspective and scope of activism change. 44 minutes. Notes: Edited by Veronica Selves. Photographed by Stephen Lighthill. Narrated by Susan Griffin. Written by Griffin, Kitchell, and Stephen Most. Among those interviewed are: Frank Bardacke, Jentri Anders, John Gage, Jack Weinberg, Michael Rossman, Bobby Seale, David Hilliard, Ruth Rosen, Suzy Nelson, Barry Melton, John Searle, Mike Miller, Hardy Fry and Susan Griffin. Songs heard on the track include They All Sang Bread And Roses, Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival), The Weight (The Band) The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Gil Scott Heron) and The Jefferson Airplane's Embryonic Journey. 1990. 117 min. DVD 1460; also VHS Video/C 1761
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Berkeley People's Park.
Documentary on the attempt to prevent the Berkeley police from taking Peoples' park away from the people. Dist.: Roz Payne Archives. DVD 4131 (preservation copy); also VHS Video/C 5860

Berkeley People's Park.
A documentary giving the history of the People's Park conflict and protests with emphasis on the role played by the University of California in the conflict. San Francisco, CA: KQED Television Station. Filmed on location in Berkeley, California, 1969. DVD 8917(preservation copy); also VHS Video/C 2129

The Berkeley Rebels
Narrator: Harry Reasoner (CBS). Mario Savio, Clark Kerr, Sallie Learey, Ron Anastasi,Kate Coleman, Michael Rossman. A unique documentary film presenting the 1964 Free Speech Movement demonstrations and sit-in at the University of California, Berkeley through first person accounts by four students involved in the protests. Includes debates between students withdiffering viewpoints of the movement, debates between faculty and students and an overview of the impersonalacademic experience at the University which fueled the unrest. 1965? 57 min. DVD 7475 (preservation copy); also vhs Video/C 5710

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Berkeley Teach-in: Vietnam [sound recording]
Disc 1. -- Professor Staughton Lynd (10:15) -- Professor Aaron Wildavsky (5:15) -- Robert Scheer (5:45) -- Paul Potter (9:45) -- Paul Krassner (4:55) -- Bob Parris (3:55) -- Dr. Benjamin Spock (3:45) -- I.F. Stone (6:20) -- M.S. Arnoni (5:30) -- Disc 2. -- Norman Mailer (14:35) -- Mario Savio (9:15) -- Dick Gregory (7:05) -- Senator Ernest Gruening (10:50) -- Isaac Deutscher (22:40). Recorded at the Berkeley campus of the University of California by Radio Station KPFA in 1965. Presents speeches from a 1965 Berkeley teach-in with speakers opposed to American involvement in Vietnam. "Teach-ins" were developed as a form of politico-educational protest in response to a general need for organized dissent and opposition to a course of government policy abroad.

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The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine [SOUND RECORDING]
Performers: Phil Ochs, Peter La Farge, The Broadside Singers, Pete Seeger, Mark Spoelstra, Jim Page, Malvina Reynolds, Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Freedom Singers, Janis Ian, Len Chandler, El Teatro Campesino, Paul Kaplan, Wes Houston, The New World Singers, Rev. F. D. Kirkpatrick, Jim Collier, Sammy Walker, Peggy Seeger. Broadside was a small underground magazine filled with new songs by artists too radical for the establishment. These songs tell stories rooted in American history from 1962 through 1988 addressing such issues as warfare, nuclear threat, ethnic conflicts, immigrants' sufferings, unequal treatment of women, ecological devastation and social injustice. This extensively annotated 5 CD set includes 89 songs, some never commercially released, extensive notes, graphics from the original Broadside magazine and more. Sound/D 88

Bettina Aptheker
Political activist and feminist, Bettina Aptheker addresses such issues as her unhappy early childhood years, her activities during the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley and her career in political and social advocacy. Speech is followed by questions from the audience. Videographer, Harold Adler. Filmed on November 15, 2006 at Black Oak Books, Berkeley. 93 min. DVD 6609

Big Stick, 1967-1972
Intercuts two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questions the social implications of media by presenting this discomforting ragout as a political gesture. A film by Saul Levine. 13 min. Video/C MM1182

California Since the Sixties: Revolutions and Counterrevolutions. (California Studies Conference. [11th: 1999: University of California, Berkeley]). Videographer: Harold Adler

Popular Organizing and People's Movements, 2/4/99 Contents: Breaking with union centrism: some thoughts for revitalizing the U.S. labor movement / Peter Olney (23 min.) -- Regional racial formations in political culture / Laura Pulido (25 min.) -- Trends in youth organizing / Julie Brown (10 min.). A panel of political and labor organizers comments on the history and current directions in American labor and political movements with particular reference to minorities and youth. Concludes with questions from the audience. Presented at a conference held on February 4-6, 1999 at the University of California, Berkeley. © UC Regents. 100 min. DVD 9583; vhs Video/C 5973

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After Alcatraz: American Indian Uprisings, 2/4/99. American Indian population in the Bay Area / Susan Lobo (11 min.) -- Participation in the "outcast" of Alcatraz / Millie Ketchano, Edward Castillo (30 min.) -- The occupation of Alcatraz Island / Troy Johnson (24 min.) -- The filming of the documentary: The Indian occupation of Alcatraz / John Plutte (26 min.) -- Closing commentary by panel (8 min.) -- Reception honoring Alice Waters, Chez Panisse, 2/4/99 at the Bancroft Library (9 min.). A panel of American Indians comments on their personal experiences in the occupation of Alcatraz Island, the "relocation program" and urban Indians, the preservation of American Indian history through film and other means and the current situation of American Indians in California. 107 min. DVD 9584; vhs Video/C 5974

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Angela Davis, Keynote Address, 2/4/99. Angela Davis comments on the social forces that cause so many Afro-Americans to spend time in prison and on the "anti-prison movement" which works for the reform of California prisons by bringing together political activists on the outside with prison inmates. © UC Regents. 89 min. DVD 9585; vhs Video/C 5975

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Documenting the Counterrevolution: Photography in the 60's and 70's, 2/5/99. A panel of three photographers from the 60's comments on their experiences. Joe Samburg's photographs focus on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Helen Nestor photographed the Free Speech Movement, the beginning of busing of school children in the South and the origins of the women's movement. Nacio Brown comments on his life as a photographer for the underground press in Berkeley in the 60s. 86 min. DVD 9586; vhs Video/C 5976

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David Harris Lecture, 2/5/99. A lecture by David Harris, journalist, writer, civil system to the Vietnam War. Here he expounds upon his personal experiences in the political turmoil in California and the South during the 1960's. 66 min. DVD 9587; vhs Video/C 5977

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Beyond the Boomers, 2/5/99. Contents: Introduction / Louise Nelson (5 min.) -- If you were a member of the 60s: towards a radical historiography / Lauren Coodley (20 min.) -- Is there a generation X? / Eric Rice (19 min.) -- You can't really believe the magazines: prescriptions and reality in the middle class bedroom / Jessica Weiss (21 min.) -- Asian American youth gangs, model minorities and post 60s political poverty / Mike Murashige (22 min.) -- The Quiet after the boom: generation X reconsidered / Tomas Sandoval (18 min.) -- Audience questions (10 min.). A panel of "post-boomers" (often described as cynical and nihilistic) examine the "baby boomer" generation and American culture, politics and social groups as they have been influenced by generational identities. 115 min. DVD 9588; vhs Video/C 5978

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Musical Innovators, 2/5/99. Contents: [Political protest songs of the 60s] / Country Joe McDonald (19 min.) -- [The history and development of country music] / Gerald Haslam (22 min.) -- [African-American styles in California music] / (Linda ?) (26 min.) -- [Influence and creation of Latino music and protest music] / Jose Cuellar (43 min.). Four musicians talk about the development of various types of protest music in the sixties and play some of the songs that were created during the era. 120 min. DVD 9589; vhs Video/C 5979

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Readings by Maxine Hong Kingston's Veterans Writing Workshop and Robert Hass, 2/5/99. Contents: Robert Hass (30 min.) -- Boy and the buffalo / Jim Jenko (sp?) (6 min.) -- The hunt / Keith Maker (?) (8 min.) -- Ish / Niki Cashton (?) (7 min.) -- Prologue to Grief denied: a Vietnam widow's story / Pauline Lorentz (?) (9 min.) -- The visit / Lee Swenson (?) (8 min.) -- Muhammad Ali. Live body. One more / Jeremiah Kelvio-Swazaw (?) (6 min.) -- Untitled piece / Katherine Beckwith (?) (6 min.) -- The well by the trail. Ambivalent nature of healing / Ted Sexhauer (?) (9 min.). Poetry readings led off by California poet laureate, Robert Hass, reading from his own works followed by poetry and prose written and presented by members of the Veterans Writing Workshop which was originally developed by Maxine Hong Kingston to provide a literary voice for Vietnam War veterans. 102 min. DVD 9590; vhs Video/C 5980

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Knowledge Industry: Technology and the University, 2/6/99 Libraries in a digital age / Karen Coyle (9 min.) -- Revolution in instruction / David Noble (15 min.) -- [Educational technology satire] / Langdon Winner (21 min.) -- Resisting the virtual life / Iain Boal (22 min.) Moderator: Jeff Lustig. Panel: Karen Coyle, David Noble, Langdon Winner, Iian Boal. A panel of academics provides critical and sometimes satirical presentations on the down side of the impact of technology on education. Concludes with questions from the audience. DVD 9591; vhs Video/C 5981

Challenge of Multiracial Democracy, 2/6/99 Moderator: Carlos Muñoz. Panel: Elizabeth Martinez, Phil Hutchings, Ramona Wilson, Helen Zia, David Bacon. A panel of Mexican-American, Native American and Asian American leaders, authors and journalists examine, through analyses of minority history, future challenges for American minorities and American democracy in the 21st century. Introduction / Carlos Muñoz (9 min.) -- [Racism in 1960s and political movements] / Elizabeth Martinez (21 min.) -- [Contrasting social movements from the 60s to the 90s] / Phil Hutchings (17 min.) -- [Human values for the 21st century] / Ramona Wilson (20 min.) -- [Asian in America: the perpetual foreigners] / Helen Zia (26 min.) -- [Multiracial democracy and the labor movement] / David Bacon (15 min.) 108 min. DVD 9593; vhs Video/C 5983

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Gerald Haslam Lecture, 2/6/99. Author and historian, Gerald Haslam provides reminiscences and perceptions of California and Central Valley culture as it has developed from the 60s to the 90s. 72 min. DVD 9592; vhs Video/C 5982

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The Camden 28
Camden, New Jersey, summer, 1971. Protests against the Vietnam war are spreading across America. A group of 28 non-violent activists plan to break into a local draft board office and destroy records in an attempt to strike a blow against the 'system.' But a mole has infiltrated their operation and within hours of beginning their mission they are rounded up and arrested by the FBI, under the personal authority of J. Edgar Hoover. Produced, written and directed by Anthony Giacchino. 2006. 83 min. DVD 8472

The Catonsville Nine: Investigation of a Flame
A series of informal interviews with Daniel and Philip Berrigan, John Hogan, Tom Lewis, and Marjorie and Tom Melville-- all members of the Catonsville Nine, a disparate band of Vietnam war protesters who broke the law on May 17, 1968 when they walked into a draft board office In Cantonsville, Maryland, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. Includes archival footage. 2001. 45 min. DVD X3157; Video/C 8582

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Boyle, Deirdre. "Investigation of a Flame." Cineaste, Summer2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p104-104, 1/5pUC users only
Giesen, James C. "Ghosts of Attica and Investigation of a Flame: A Documentary Portrait of the Catonsville Nine." Film & History May2003, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p66-67, 2p UC users only
Small, Melvin; Toplin, Robert Brent. "Investigation of a Flame." Journal of American History, Dec2002, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p1174-1175, 2pUC users only

Charles Garry: Street Fighter in the Courtroom
A dynamic first-hand biography of the life's work of combative civil rights lawyer and activist, Charles Garry. Focusing on six compelling cases that brought the social and political battles of the street into the courtroom, this documentary relives the drama of the 1960s through archival footage of the events and interviews with journalists, defendants and Charles Garry himself. Contents: HUAC -- The Panthers -- Growing up -- The Chicago Conspiracy Trial -- Murder trial of Bobby Seale -- Stop the draft week -- Los Siete de la Raza. 1992. 58 min. DVD 9959 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 7980

Chicago 1968 (American Experience)
Explores the atmosphere surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Insight into factors contributing to events is provided through interviews with writers, politicians, anti-war activists and historians. 57 min. DVD 8813 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 4851

Chicago Convention Challenge
Using newreel footage taken in the midst of demonstrations against the Vietnam War during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, this film conveys the immediacy of anti-war organizing in meeting rooms, at rallies and in the streets. It is a valuable historical portrait of events that culminated in police riots against the protesters. 18 min. Video/C 5575

Chicago Riots (CBS News Special Report)
The catalyst for the Chicago rioting was an incident over black children trying to cool off at a fire hydrant. CBS News presents this special report, produced as the arson and looting raged that summer of 1966. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was in the city trying to restore order, talks at length with Mike Wallace about the underlying causes and the ongoing dialogue with Chicago mayor Richard Daley and his administration. The program offers blow-by-blow coverage of the events as well as commentary from civic and religious leaders, witnesses, and law enforcement officials to provide a contemporary overview of a society on the verge of anarchy. Correspondents: Mike Wallace, Bill Plante. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on July 15, 1966. 31 min. Video/C 8994

Chicago 10
A highly-stylized and wildly original animated documentary film chronicling the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago, and the charismatic protest organizers brought to trial by the city. Adapted from the court transcripts of The United States of America vs. David T. Dellinger, Rennard C. Davis, Thomas F. Hayden, Abbot H. Hoffman, Jerry C. Rubin, Lee Weiner, John F. Froines and Bobby G. Seale. Written and directed by Brett Morgen. 2008. 100 min. DVD X594
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Le cinéma de mai 68: une histoire. Volume 1
Features sixteen short documentary films about the student and workers' movements in France which culminated in protests and riots in May 1968. Contents: Disc 1. Le premier mai à Saint-Nazaire / un film de Marcel Trillat et Hubert Knapp (20 min., 1967). -- Berlin 68-Rudi Dutschke / un film de l'ARC, sous la direction de Michel Andrieu et Jacques Kébadian (41 min., 1968). -- La glu / un film de Edouard Hayem (19 min., 1968). -- Cléon / Alain Laguarda (27 min., 1968). -- Nantes Sud Aviation / un film de l'ARC ; Pierre-William Glenn et Michel Andrieu (30 min., 1968) -- Disc 2. Ce n'est qu'un début / un film de l'ARC ; réalisé par Michel Andrieu (10 min., 1968). -- Le joli mois de mai / un film de l'ARC (33 min., 1968). -- CA13, Comité d'action du treizième / un film de l'ARC (40 min., 1968). -- Mikono / un film de l'ARC ; réalisé par Jean-Michel Humeau (11 min, 1968). -- Le Droit à la parole / un film de l'ARC ; sous la direction de Michel Andrieu et Jacques Kébadian (52 min., 1968). -- Avec les cheminots du dépôt SNCF de Paris Sud-Ouest / un film de Fernand Moskowicz (10 min., 1968/2008) -- Disc 3. Oser lutter, oser vaincre / Groupe ligne rouge (Jean-Pierre Thorn, 88 min., 1968). -- Citroön-Nanterre / un film de Guy Devart et Edouard Hayem (63 min., 1968). -- La Reprise du travail aux usines Wonder / Pierre Bonneau et Jacques Willemont (9 min., 1968) -- Disc 4. écoute Joseph nous sommes tous solidaires / un film de Jean Lefaux (56 min., 1968). -- Les Deux marseillaises / un film de André S. Labarthe et Jean-Louis Comolli (120 min., 1968). -- L'atelier de recherche cinématographie en mai 68 / par Sébastien Layerle (article published in "Le cinéma militant reprend le travail" CinémAction no 110, 2004) n French with optional French subtitles. DVD X752

Columbia Revolt, 1968
Newsreel footage, with commentary by participants, of the student protests and riots at Columbia University in 1968. Produced by Newsreel. 50 min. DVD 3723; included on DVD 5152 and DVD 5960; also vhs Video/C 5853

Confrontation: An Analysis of the San Francisco State Strike, 1968-69.
The strike at San Francisco State College is seen as a microcosm of the fragmentation of American cities. Examines the strike as a reflection of the "sickness in American cities". NBC documentary, 1969. 90 min, DVD 8273 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 2308

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Conspiracy
An informal interview taped on January 12, 1970 with the Chicago 7, revolving around the trial and the participants' actions in the court room and reasons therefore. Interviewer: Ron G. Davis. Panel: Dave Dellinger, John Froines, Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Rennie Davis, Lee Weiner. 59 min. DVD 4160 (preservation copy); Video/C 7144

Conspiracy: the Trial of the Chicago 8
Swinging billy clubs, Chicago riot police hacked their way through 100 yards of a densely packed crowd of young people outside the 1968 Democratic Convention. The demonstrators had assembled to protest the Vietnam War, but the rally collapsed into a riot of savage violence, bloodied faces and tear gas. When the dust settled, eight men were charged with organizing and inciting the revolt. Their trial was more explosive than the riot. For raising their voices in defiance against a grossly biased court and its violations of their liberty, The Chicago 8 were bound and gagged, both symbolically and literally. Written and directed by Jeremy Kagan. 1987. 117 min. DVD 4144

David Gilbert: a Lifetime of Struggle
An interview with David Gilbert, who is among the longest held anti-imperialist political prisoners in the world. He worked against the Vietnam War and for Black civil rights, was a leader in the Columbia University student strike and Students for a Democratic Society, and was a member of the Weather Underground Organization. In 1981 he was convicted for his participation in a Brinks truck robbery to raise funds for the Black Liberation Army. In prison he has continued to work for social justice calling early attention to the AIDS epidemic and working as an advocate for the rights of prisoners. Based on an interview by Sam Green and Bill Siegel. Videotaped in 1998 at Great Meadows Prison, Comstock, N.Y. Freedom Archives, [2002]. 29 min. DVD 6896; Video/C 9867
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Earth Days
Traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day, and to its status as a major political force in America. Drawing heavily on eyewitness testimony and a wealth of never before seen archival footage, examines the revolutionary achievements and missed opportunities of a decade of groundbreaking activism. Special features: Robert Stone's first film: Pollution, 1972 with audio commentary with Robert Stone. Directed by Robert Stone. 2010. 102 min. DVD X3143

Everyman.
The boat Everyman was built by peace groups in the San Francisco Bay Area for the purpose of protesting nuclear testing by sailing into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones. The film covers Everyman's first and only voyage on May 27, 1962 when it sailed twenty miles out to sea, only to be stopped by the U.S. Coast Guard, which arrested the crew and impounded the boat. Protests included sit-in demonstrations at the U.S. Marshal's office, in which Joan Baez took part, singing "We Shall Overcome." The crew was sentenced to 30 days in jail. A film by Harvey Richards. 1962. 21 min. DVD 4242

Free Speech Movement
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F.T.A.!
A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the U.S. in the early 1970s. The group put on shows called "F.T.A.", which stood for "Fuck the Army", and was aimed at convincing soldiers to voice their opposition to the Vietnam War, which was raging at the time. Various singers, actors and other entertainers performed antiwar songs and skits during the show. Director: Francine Parker. Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Holly Near, Paul Mooney, Len Chandler, Michael Alaimo, Pamela Donegan, F.T.A. Troupe. 1972. 96 min. DVD 8677
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Shiel, Mark. "Hollywood, the new left, and FTA." In: "Un-American" Hollywood : politics and film in the blacklist era / edited by Frank Krutnik ... [et al.]. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P6 U5 2007)

General Wastemoreland, Interview, 1998.
An interview with Vietnam War protestor General Wastemoreland (Tom Dunphy) as he recalls his friendship with General Hershey Bar (Calypso Joe) and their experiences in the 1960's protesting against the Vietnam War in Berkeley, San Francisco and Los Angeles through "guerrilla street theater." Videographer, Harold Adler. 48 min. Video/C 5673

Generations Apart: A Profile of Dissent (CBS Reports)
In this 1969 news program, reporter John Laurence takes a look at how the youth of the 60s rejected their parents' political views and cultural values, differing greatly in their opinions toward the role of civil disobedience and violence. Includes interviews with young people ages 17 to 25 and their parents concerning their political and social attitudes. Also presents an interview with San Francisco State University president Dr. S. I. Hayakawa. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on May 27, 1969. 52 min. Video/C 8999

Grands soirs & petits matins
Grands soirs & petits matins documents the assemblies, debates and brawls of France during May 1968. Film short Contacts describes the photographic work of William Klein. Special features: 2 short films: Entretien avec William Klein / réalisation, Philippe Truffault (1993, 6 min.) -- Contacts / La Sept ARTE ; Riff International production (1988, 13 min.) 2002. 97 min. DVD X728

Growing up in America.
Featuring: Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Fred Hampton, Deborah Johnson, Fred Hampton, Jr., William Kunstler, John Sinclair, Don Cox, Timothy Leary. In 1969 Morley Markson made a film that captured the heart and soul of the 1960's and called it Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family. Eighteen years later, Markson tracked down the living legends included in his film to see how their perspective of the Sixties may have changed. Asked to look at the footage of their younger selves, they reflect on how much their lives and the times have changed in 3 decades. 1988. 90 min. Video/C 4972

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
On February 4, 1974, college student Patty Hearst (granddaughter of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst), was kidnapped from her apartment by a terrorist group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The SLA, seeking to foment a violent uprising within America's working class, forced the Hearst family to donate millions of dollars in food to the poor. But two months after her kidnapping, Patty emerged in public as Tania, an armed member of the SLA who helped her captors to rob a bank. Director Robert Stone uses rare and previously unseen archive footage as well as interviews with former SLA members to explain "America's first encounter with modern media-driven political terrorism." Produced and directed by Robert Stone. c2005. 89 min. DVD 4443

Hot Damn!
Film contains unique footage of the Bay Area peace movement at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly. Segments include the Berkeley troop train demonstrations; peace marches from Berkeley to Oakland, ending in massive confrontation with local police; the Oakland Army Induction Center draft protest, draft card burnings, and the sit-ins of 1964-65. 17 min. DVD 4240; also VHS Video/C 2797

Kent State: The Day the War Came Home
This program looks back on the reasons for the violent attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus in 1970. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, especially by the youth of the country and the Black Panthers, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed by National Guardsmen. Includes interviews with former students who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, a former National Guardsman and a sociology professor. 2001. 47 min. Video/C 7906

Last Summer Won't Happen
Shot in 1968, one year after the summer of love, this is a critical yet sympathetic examination of the anti-Vietnam War movement in New York City. The film traces the development of a group of activists on the Lower East side from isolated, alienated individuals to a politically empowered community. Filmed between the protests at the Pentagon and the demonstrations at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, it includes portraits of Abbie Hoffman, editor Paul Krassner, folksinger Phil Ochs and anarchist Tom "Osha" Neuman. A film by Peter Gessner and Thomas Hurwitz. 58 min. Video/C 9476

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Liferaft Earth
A documentary film about the "Hunger Show", a week-long hunger strike designed to bring attention to the dangers of overpopulation. Filmed from Oct. 11-18, 1969 in Hayward, Calif. Director, Robert Frank. 37 min. DVD 9965

Make Love Not War, The Sixties. (Cold War series)
Western economies grow and prosper, fueled partly by armaments production. Rejecting their parents' affluence and the Cold War, many of the young protest and rebel. There is racial violence in U.S. inner cities while rock music comes to express the mood of a disenchanted generation. Video/C 5739

[Mandel, William] Interview with William Mandel.
Interviewer: Harold Adler. An interview with American political activist William Mandel, author of "Saying no to power." Originally recorded on 5/2/06. 55 min. DVD 5523

The Most Dangerous Man in America
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Tells a riveting story of how one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, the president and Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War. Based in part on: Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers / by Daniel Ellsberg (2002) (Main (Gardner) Stacks & Moffitt DS558 .E44 2002). Produced and directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. Dist.: New Day Films. 2009. 94 min. DVD X2484

Denby, David. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers." New Yorker, 10/5/2009, Vol. 85 Issue 31, p17-18, 2p UC users only
Lybarger, Dan. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: An Interview with Rick Goldsmith." Cineaste, Summer2010, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p37-40, 4p UC users only

My Dinner with Abbie.
An interview with the American dissident, Abbie Hoffman, on the eve of his 50th birthday in 1986. 57 min. Video/C 3384

My Name is Abbie: Orphan of America
A countercultural icon, Hoffman is remembered as one of the greatest radicals of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the sixties. In this film, which documents the first interview he gave in 1980 when he decided to reveal his identity after spending seven years in hiding, he traces the evolution of political activism in America. A film by Nicola Lanzenberg. 1981. 30 min. Video/C 5132

No Game
Newsreel footage of an October 10, 1967 demonstration for peace against the war in Vietnam. Includes interviews with protesters who refused Selective Service. Originally produced as documentary film in 1968. 17 min. Video/C 5858

No Greater Cause.
Film chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the Bay Area. Footage shows the massive confrontations in Oakland between police and anti-draft protestors in 1967; the rally of 100,000 against the war at Kezar Stadium in April, 1967 including the keynote address by Vietnam veteran, David Duncan. 20 min. DVD 4241; also VHS Video/C 2801

The New Left
The New Left sprang from an affluent America torn byracial conflict and dissent over the Vietnam War. This program assesses the course of New Left politics up to 1967 by combining newsreel footage with interviews of leaders across the movement's range, including Tom Hayden, Carl Oglesby, Stokely Carmichael and Fannie Lou Hamer. From Students for a Democratic Society to the Black Panthers; from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Malcolm X, this look at a social and political groundswell provides fascinating insights into the era. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on September 12, 1967. 55 min. Video/C 8904

The New Left Note, 1968-1976
Incisively distills the domestic protest, social revolution, and increasing public disillusionment over a protracted Vietnam War that defined the atmosphere of late 60s American culture. With rapid intercutting, disorienting quick pans and looping, Levine approaches filmmaking as a tool for social change -- a visceral chronicle of creative expression and cultural consciousness. A film by Saul Levine. 32 min. Video/C MM1182

No More War.
Film of the speech "No more Hiroshimas" by Dr. Linus Pauling and his wife in McArthur Park, Los Angeles, and a 1961 Los Angeles peace demonstration. 16 min. Video/C 9343

On Strike! Ethnic Studies, 1969-1999
A historical presentation of the struggle to create and maintain a Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Includes interviews with participants in the 1969 demonstrations when the program was first established, with the 1999 demonstrators when the funding for the program was threatened and with Ethnic Studies faculty at U.C.B. Directed and produced by Irum Shiekh. 1999. 36 min. DVD 8561; vhs Video/C 6521
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Operation Correction
A film by the American Civil Liberties Union produced as a rebuttal to the House Un-American Activities Committee's film "Operation abolition," that was an attempt to characterize as communist inspired, the May, 1960 student and activist demonstrations against the activities of the Committee. 1961. 44 min. DVD 4454; also DVD 8282

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People's Park.
A documentary giving the history of the People's Park conflict and protests with emphasis on the role played by the University of California in the conflict. Originally produced in the early l970's. 23 min. DVD 4131; Video/C 5860

[Berkeley] People's Park.
A documentary giving the history of the People's Park conflict and protests with emphasis on the role played by the University of California in the conflict. San Francisco, CA: KQED Television Station. Filmed on location in Berkeley, California, 1969. DVD 8917(preservation copy); also VHS Video/C 2129

People's Park: The Big Four State Their Cases. [ONLINE AUDIORECORDING]
Debate/discussion on People's park, involving Charles Palmer (former president, Associated Students UCB), Frank Bardecke (People's Park Negotiating Committee), Wallace Johnson (Mayor of Berkeley), and Roger Heyns (Chancellor, UCB). Pacifica Radio Achives/KPFA. 26 May 1969

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Rebels with a Cause
Uses archival footage and interviews with activists involved to trace the history of Students for a Democratic Society through the 1960's. Growing out of student involvement with the black civil rights movement in the South, SDS grew quickly with the escalation of the war in Vietnam. Discusses how the Black Power movement shook the SDS, and the women's movement grew out of it. After 1968, the SDS was thrown into internal conflict with the Weathermen faction and the surveillance of the FBI. Interviewees talk about the legacy of the SDS for them. 2000. 109 min. DVD 1603

Riot: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial
Looks at the four days of rioting during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Demonstration leaders were charged with a new federal crime "conspiring to incite a riot." American justice would be called upon to determine who was responsible: the protestors ... or the police. Originally broadcast in 1996 as a segment on the television series American justice. 46 min. DVD X748

The Roots of Resistance. Volume 1[Sound Recording]
Selected highlights from the Freedom Archives featuring contemporary recordings of the voices of political and social activists. Topics include civil rights and Black liberation, Vietnam war protests, the prison movement, Puerto Rico, Chile, Native American movements, women's liberation, the International Hotel and other social issues and movements.

Contents: Introduction -- African roots of struggle -- Prison doors -- Vietnam victory -- Puerto Rico independence -- From Alcatraz to Wounded Knee -- Africa and Palestine -- Cuba and Chile -- Que viva La Raza -- Long live the International Hotel! -- The rising of the women is the rising of us all -- We who believe in freedom. Sound/D 170

Performers: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Ho Chi Minh, Nelson Mandela, Victor and Joan Jara, Judy Grahn, Ossie Davis, Maya Angelou, Fannie Lou Hamer, Assata Shakur, Amilcar Cabral, Lolita Lebron, Winnie Mandela, Ruchell Magee, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Mario Savio, Bernardine Dohrn, Kathy Boudin, Jane Fonda, Ramsey Clark, Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro, Cesar Chavez, June Jordan, Marge Piercy, Meridel LeSueur, Joan Baez, Paul Robeson, Frank Smith, L.D. Barkley, George Jackson, Dennis Banks, Carter Camp, Chris Hani, Fernando Alegria, Reies Tijrina, June Jordan, Sweet Honey in the Rock. 71 min. Sound/D 170

The Seasons Change.
A film detailing the truth about what a federal court judge ruled was "a police riot" in the city of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Includes accounts of perjured testimony of policeman regarding innocent arrested citizens; harrassment of delegates by policeman; racially motivated police brutality; accounts by Rennie Davis, leader of the National Mobilization Committee; an account by poet Allen Ginsberg; an account by Tom Hayden, leader of the Students For A Democratic Society; acts of random and unprovoked violence by the police in bars, hotels and upon cripples; accounts by a speechwriter and aide to Senator McCarthy. Also includes an official statement of the Youth International Party (Yippies): Using segments of news footage interspersed with segments of silent films, the 1968 Democratic Convention held in Chicago is presented from the Yippies' point-of-view. Opening frame indicates that the film is the "Official Statement of the Youth International Party." DVD 8568; also DVD 5960; vhs Video/C 2093; Yippie! is also on DVD 5960 and vhs 5802

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The Sixth Side of the Pentagon (La sixièeme face du Pentagone)(1967)
Directed by Chris Marker and Francois Reichenbach. On October 21, 1967, over 100,000 protestors gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam. It was the largest protest gathering yet, and it brought together a wide cross-section of liberals, radicals, hippies, and Yippies. Che Guevara had been killed in Bolivia only two weeks previously, and, for many, it was the transition from simply marching against the war, to taking direct action to try to stop the 'American war machine.' From young men burning their draft cards, to the Yippies chanting "Out, demons, out!," to thousands of protestors rushing the steps of the Pentagon itself and some actually getting into the building, this is a remarkable time capsule and reminder of events from forty years ago, 1967-the turning point of opposition to a long and unpopular war. 26 min. DVD 8639

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Student Activism in the 1960's. Part 1
Sound and silent television news film clips of college student activism in the 1960's. Includes anti-Vietnam war protests at the University of California, Berkeley; student reaction to a speech and press conference by Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, the wife of a political counselor in Vietnam; anti-discrimination picket and shop-in at Lucky supermarkets and student anti-discrimination demonstrations at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1964. 30 min. DVD 7482 [preservation copy]; Video/C 5711

Student Activism in the 1960's. Part 2
Sound and silent television news film clips of college student activism in the 1960's. Includes student anti-discrimination demonstrations, sit-in and arrests at a Cadillac dealership in San Francisco, Free Speech Movement rallies in Sproul Plaza at the University of California, Berkeley with interview with Nina Spitzer, FSM organizer; FSM rally on November 10, 1964 in response to the Regents vote on disciplinary actions for FSM participants; Joan Baez singing and discussing her attendance at the rally and an interview with Mario Savio commenting on the Regents vote. KRON-TV, 1964. 26 min. DVD 7483 [preservation copy]; Video/C 5712

Student Activism in the 1960's. Part 3
Sound and silent television news film clips of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. Includes scenes of Dec. 7, 1964 special convocation at the Greek Theater with excerpts from a speech by Professor Robert Scalapino and president Clark Kerr; scenes of Mario Savio being restrained from speaking; Art Goldberg, FSM leader addressing the Greek Theater crowd; Savio addressing the press after the Greek Theater incident; Jack Weinberg addressing the rally after the Regent's vote. Unidentified African American civil rights leader praises student activism at Berkeley and involvement in civil rights movement; anti-communist folksinger; brief interviews with anti-FSM individials. KRON-TV, 1964.21 min. DVD 7484 [preservation copy]; Video/C 5713

Student Strike, UC Berkeley, 1966 [ONLINE AUDIORECORDING]
Meeting held in Pauley Ballroom after sit-in and arrests related to blocking of Navy recruiting table outside of the ASUC store. The strike committee along with the audience decided to initiate a formal, all-out strike. This recording is a portion of the six hour deliberations related to this action.

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Summer '68.
This documentary provides an in-depth examination of protest activities surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It documents draft resistance organizing, the growth of G.I. coffee houses, the development of alternative media and the problems the movement faced in using mainstream media to broadcast its message. It is also a document of the philosophies, tactics, and problems of the student movement in the crucial year of 1968. 1969. 55 min. Video/C 5576

Taking Part: Free Speech Movement and the Legacy of Social Protest
A conference presented on April 13-14, 2001 in conjuction with the completion of the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive Project of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The conference that revisits the social context and lasting legacy of the 1960s Free Speech Movement at UCB.

Part 1: Freedom Summer, the Free Speech Movement and the emerging Left. The panel of four former FSM activists examine the relationship between the various social movements of the 60s as they intersected with the Free Speech Movement including the emerging civil rights movement, the beginnings of Black power and the new emerging political left. Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Robert P. Moses, Battina Aptheker, Jack Weinberg, Steve Weissman. 2001. 160 min. Video/C 7917

Part 2: The Vietnamization of the Berkeley Campus. The panel of speakers examine the conjuncture between the Free Speech Movement and the escalating nationwide protest against the Vietnam War. Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Marilyn Milligan (as read by Lynn Hollander Savio), Orville Schell, Peter Dale Scott, Leon Wofsy. 2001. 102 min. Video/C 7918

Part 3: Movements in Education Reform and Experimentation. The panel of speakers address the question: What impact did the Free Speech Movement have on educational reform and experimental educational programs? Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Charles P. Henry, Nigel Young, Carlos Munoz. 2001. 89 min. Video/C 7919

Part 4: The New Left: Language and Politics. The panel of former FSM activists address the impact of the emerging new left political idealogies of the 1960s and its interconnections with the Free Speech Movement. Concludes with questions from the audience. Panel: Wini Breines, Rebecca Klatch, Jeff Lustig, Sheldon Wolin. 2001. 99 min. Video/C 7920

Part 5: The Contested Field of Free Speech. In this final segment two noted scholars of civil liberties survey the progress, or lack of progress, for free speech in the United States in the past ten years. Concludes with questions from the audience. Speakers: Nadine Strossen, Richard Delgado. 2001. 90 min. Video/C 7921

There But for Fortune
From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. This biographical documentary shows how Phil's music and his fascinating life story and eventual decline into depression and suicide were intertwined with the history-making events that defined a generation. Even as his contemporaries moved into folk-rock and pop music, Phil followed his own vision, challenging himself and his listeners. Directed by Kenneth Bowser. 2011. 97 min. DVD X6594

Thunder on the Right
Minutemen militia patrol for Communists in Missouri; Eddie Rickenbacker calls for a statue of Sen. Joseph McCarthy; the John Birch Society rails against the income tax. This program reports on a broad array of resurgent American conservatism in 1963, including segments on the civil rights movement, Vietnam and the persistent fear of communism. Contains interviews with H. L. Hunt, Sen. Barry Goldwater, and Fred Schwarz, head of the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on February 22, 1962. 55 min. Video/C 8903

The Thursday Club
A documentary of historical footage interspersed with interviews of retired Oakland police officers who battled anti-war demonstrators and Black Panthers in the 1960s. Portraying a generation that lived through the Depression and World War II before they became policemen, this film covers the Vietnam War protests that spilled from Berkeley into Oakland, the racial integration of the Oakland Police Department, and the ambivalence of black officers during the department's war with the Black Panthers. Produced and directed by George Paul Csicsery. 2005. 60 min. DVD 4100

The Torch is Passed.
SLATE is a student political party which was active at the University of California, Berkeley in the late 50's and early 60's. Former members, gathered for a 25th anniversary reunion, reflect on the party's values and actions. 30 min. Video/C 2276

Twenty to Life: The Life & Times of John Sinclair
Poet, performing artist and bandleader, journalist, broadcaster, record producer, educator and archivist, John Sinclair first emerged out of his small-town Michigan background to forge a legendary course through the 1960s as a cultural activist, founder of the Detroit Artists Workshop, manager of the MC5, and Chairman of the White Panther Party. An early victim of the War on Drugs who faced 20 years to life in prison for giving two joints to an undercover policewoman, Sinclair mounted an historic challenge to the constitutionality of Michigan's marijuana laws. The story is told by Sinclair, his family, friends and associates through the years and highlighted by a series of poetry performances by Sinclair's contemporary blues and jazz ensembles. Contents: Prologue -- The Delta sound -- My parents were both from rural Michigan -- I moved to Detroit in 1964 -- Trans Love Energies evolves -- I was one of 56 people arrested -- Crossroads -- So Detroit blew up -- I was attracted to a sign on the Detroit Freeway -- John Sinclair is a felony -- 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago -- Kick out the jams -- Trial in July 1969 -- John Sinclair freedom rally -- Back in Ann Arbor -- 1977 Detroit -- 1992 New Orleans -- Peavine special -- WWOZ Big Chief -- We just change the beat -- Amsterdam -- Ain't nobody's bizness. Directed by Steve Gebhardt. 2007. 126 min. DVD X4173

Twenty Years After: The Third World Strike.
Original footage from the Third world strike and a discussion on what happened, why it happened, and what has happened since, with Carlos Munoz, Jr., Anthony Garcia, Octavio Romano V, Troy Duster. DVD 1188; also VHS Video/C 1403

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Two Days in October: A Moment That Divided a Nation, a War that Continues to Haunt Us
Examines the critical events that took place in the fall of 1967, from the ambush of an American battalion by the Viet Cong that led to skepticism of whether the Vietnamese conflict was winnable, to the first violent anti-war demonstration on a campus in Wisconsin. Producer/director, Robert Kenner. Based on the book "They marched into sunlight" by David Maraniss. 2005. 90 min. DVD 4654

Underground. (1974)
The film introduces each member of the Weathermen Underground Organization in a group discussion/interview made on May 1st, 1975 in a secret location. The era of the 60's and 70's is vividly bought to life by interweaving the stories of the "Weathermen's " personal political development with the significant events and personalities of the two decades. Directed by Emile De Antonio. Special DVD features: Archival interview with Emile de Antonio from Alternative views: "The de Antonio legacy". 88 min. DVD 21; vhs Video/C 3219

Iordanova, Dina. "Kusturica's 'Underground' (1995: Historical Allegory or Propaganda?" Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television v19, n1 (March, 1999):69.

U.C. Student Demonstrations, 1964
Panel 1: Adrian Kragen, David Louisell, Scott Keech, Martin Roysher...[et al.]. (26 min.); Panel 2: Willie Brown, Albert Lipawsky, Marshall Krause ...[et al.] Taped response by Edmund G. Brown. Moderator: Cap Weinberger (26 min.). Pt. 3. Audience questions (21 min.).

Part 1 is a panel discussion between journalists, professors, and students concerning how the press has handled and interpretated the controversies surrounding the Free Speech Movement demonstrations at the University of California, Berkeley. In Part 2 a panel of professors, attorneys, students and state officials examine the role of the State of California as it responds to the issue. Concludes with panel members fielding questions from the audience. Originally shown on the KQED Television Program, Profile Bay Area. Video/C 5509

Unpinned. (1965-1970). (The Century: America's Time; 11.)
Riots and protests intensified in the U.S. as the war in Vietnam dragged on, with anti-war and civil rights activists seeking violent ways to agitate for peace and equality. This program presents the unrelenting rage that divided the nation during those perilous years, as the Watts race riots, the assissinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and the Kent State killings made headline news. 45 min. Video/C 6364

The U.S. vs John Lennon
The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government. Special features: "Becoming John Lennon" documentary footage; "Dissent vs. disloyalty" documentary footage; "The 'Two virgins' album cover" documentary footage; Yoko Ono Lennon's "Letter to the parole board" documentary footage ; "Power to the people" documentary footage; "Then and now" featurette; Walter Cronkite meets The Beatles; "Sometime in New York" documentary footage; "Imagine" documentary footage; One to One benefit concert; theatrical trailer. Written, produced and directed by David Leaf & John Scheinfeld. 2006. 96 min. DVD 7263

We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: A History of the Berkeley Student Movement.
History of the Berkeley student movement through photographs and narration. Script written by Robby Cohen, Michael Laslett, Kerry Nelson. DVD 7647 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1743

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The Weather Underground.
This remarkable documentary traces the rise and fall of the Weathermen, a group of radical students, who, outaged by the Vietnam War and racism, tried to overthrow the U.S. government in the 1970's, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Here former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list. A documentary by Sam Green and Bill Siegel. A production of the Free History Project, produced in association with KQED Public Television/San Francisco and ITVS. Special features: Filmmaker commentary from Sam Green ; commentary from original Weathermen Bernadine Dohrn & Bill Ayers ; original Weathermen audio communiques; exclusive bonus film about former Weatherman "David Gilbert : a lifetime of struggle" ; excerpts from Emile de Antonio's "Underground filmmaker biographies", featuring members of "The Weather Underground" ; interactive menus ; scene selection.2004. 93 min. DVD 3066; vhs Video/C MM1165

The Whole World is Watching: Weatherman '69..
Featuring a cast that includes Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Mike Watt of the legendary hardcore band Minutemen, and Pettibon himself, this deadpan narrative pays dubious homage to the 1960's radical underground. In this crudely rendered home video of a commune of stoned revolutionaries, the cameras are hand-held, the edits in-camera, and the dialogue is wryly on-target. Pettibon's band of outsiders reenacts a countercultural moment defined by rock music, drugs, and ideological paradox — and in so doing, captures their own late-80's West Coast grunge milieu as well. With: Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Rich Castigan, Mark Hecht, Joey 8 Halsman, Joe Cole, Abbey Travis, Dave Markey, Daniel Adams, Crane, Hank Vincent, Janet Hansden, et al. Producer/ Writer/ Director: Raymond Pettibon. Camera: Raymond Pettibon, Dave Markey, Dave Travis, Dan Adams. Editors: Raymond Pettibon, Joel Rane, Daniel Adams. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. c1989. 121 min. Video/C 3933

Why are the Students Unhappy?
Presenter William F. Buckley Jr.; moderator, John Scott; guest, Theodore Bikel. Student unrest was not yet at its most virulent, but many campuses had seen sit-ins and other disruptions. WFB posits that a chief cause of the problems is adult unwillingness to enforce discipline. Mr. Bikel, who had grown up in a kibbutz in Israel but quickly rebelled against its strictures, posits that the younger generation must be left free to develop its own values, even if these do not include what the older generation would call civility. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on June 27, 1966. 50 min. DVD X2668

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
In the 1960s and '70s, radical lawyer William Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the 'Chicago 8' activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. Kunstler also represented some of the most reviled members of society, including rapists and assassins. Special features: additional interviews and speeches by William Kunstler; William Kunstler's performance at Caroline' Comedy Club; Kunstler home movies; courtroom audio and archival footage on the Chicago 8 Trial, Wounded Knee and Attica. Produced and directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler. 2010. 86 min. DVD X3858

Women for Peace.
Covers the founding of the organization, Women For Peace, and many of the first peace demonstrations that it sponsored. Film covers 1961 and 1962 anti-nuclear demonstrations in California and Nevada and other activities of the group. 24 min. Video/C 2793

Work in Progress: Berkeley in the Sixties.
Newsreel clips of the Free Speech Movement and demonstrations, anti-draft demonstrations against the Vietnam War, and riots during the People's Park controversy at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s. Interviews with Mario Savio, Jack Weinberg, Jackie Goldberg, John Gage, Susan Griffin, Barbara Arnold (Jentri), Bobby Seale, Frank Bardacke. Contents: Free Speech Movement, Fall 1964 (7 min.) -- Stop the draft movement, October 1967 (7 min.) -- Peoples' Park, May 1969 (7 min.). Shown in connection with the opening of the Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffitt Library, University of California, Berkeley on February 3, 2000. 21 min. Video/C 6838

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Academic Freedom and Berkeley.
Presenter William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Harold Taylor. Harold Taylor, former President of Sarah Lawrence College, and William F. Buckley discuss the effects of the Free Speech Movement and associated radicalisms on breaking down academic discipline at Berkeley and which views, such as racism and Communism, might and which might not, under the tenets of academic freedom, disqualify a scholar from being hired by a university. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on January 16, 1967. 50 min. DVD X2669

Anarchy U.S.A.
Film originally produced in 1966. This radical anti-African American, anti-communist, anti-civil rights propaganda documentary was made shortly after the Watts riots. Employing newsreel footage this film traces the methods used by communists to take over China, Cuba and Algeria, and then attempts to demonstrate that the same tactics have been used by the U.S. civil rights movement. 78 min. DVD X5319; Video/C 2962

Cointelpro 101
Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government's crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future. Interviews with: Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford), Bob Boyle, Kathleen Cleaver, Ward Churchill, Kathleen Cleaver, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jose Lopez, Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, Lucy Rodriguez, etc. Production team, Andres Alegria, Prentis Hemphill, Anita Johnson and Claude Marks. 2011. 56 min. DVD X5779

Committee on Un-American Activities
The first film by a private citizen which criticizes a US government committee, includes 1930s footage of House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) Chairman Martin Dies (D) of Texas attacking "subversives" in labor unions; the Hollywood Witch Hunts; the Cold War blacklistings; and the 1960 San Francisco hearings. The film contains an analysis of how the HUAC subpoened the newsfilms of the City Hall protests from TV stations KRON & KPIX and used federal facilities to edit them into "Operation Abolition. Among the HUAC's critics shown: Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, civil rights leader Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, Congressmen James Roosevelt & Phillip Burton, and Frank Wilkinson. Freedom of Information Act files also reveal that the HUAC, in violation of the First Amendment, investigated Robert Carl Cohen for making this film. Archival sound reproductions supplied by KPFA-Radio (Berkekely, Cal.); archival images supplied by KRON-TV and KPIX-TV (San Francisco, Cal.). 45 min. DVD 8373 (digitally restored); Video/C 9345; Video/C 65

Communists on Campus
An American propaganda documentary created "to inform and impress on American citizens the true nature and the true magnitude of those forces that are working within our nation for its overthrow...and the destruction of our educational system." Film covers the July 1969 California Revolutionary Conference and other demonstrations, warning against the activities of Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, student protestors and Vietnam War demonstrators as they promote a "socialist/communist overthrow of the U.S. government," taking as their mentor Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Featuring Mike Klonsky, Bernadine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Rap Brown, Bobby Seale, David Hilliard, Herbert Aptheker, Tom Hayden, Mario Savio, Gus Hall, Bettina Aptheker, Eldridge Cleaver, Archie Brown, Jeff Jones, Marie W. Johnson, Roberta Alexander, Carol Henry, Ora Williams, Marlene Dixon, Ray "Masai" Hewitt, Don Cox, Huey P. Newton, William Kunstler, Charles Garry, Noel Ignatin, Roscoe Proctor, Kenny Horsten, Bob Avakian, Andy Stapp, Angela Davis, Donald Kalish, Sergei Pavlov. (1970s) 55 min. DVD 9650 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 6927

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Operation Abolition
This infamous red scare film was put together from television newsreel footage of the May 1960 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearings in San Francisco, its attendant student protests, and the riotous police action (fire hoses used on City Hall protesters) that followed. Operation Abolition was widely screened (one source put the total viewership at 8 million) and helped put Berkeley and its activist culture on the map, eventually becoming a cult movie. Scenes include footage of Harry Bridges, Archie Brown, Douglas Wachter, William Mandell, University of California, Berkeley students and excepts from the Daily Californian. A film using the same footage, but a different narration called Operation Correction was made by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California to counter Operation Abolition. DVD 8657

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Operation Correction
A film by the American Civil Liberties Union produced as a rebuttal to the House Un-American Activities Committee's film "Operation abolition," that was an attempt to characterize as communist inspired, the May, 1960 student and activist demonstrations against the activities of the Committee. 1961. 44 min. DVD 4454; also DVD 8282

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Why are the Students Unhappy?
Presenter William F. Buckley Jr.; moderator, John Scott; guest, Theodore Bikel. Student unrest was not yet at its most virulent, but many campuses had seen sit-ins and other disruptions. WFB posits that a chief cause of the problems is adult unwillingness to enforce discipline. Mr. Bikel, who had grown up in a kibbutz in Israel but quickly rebelled against its strictures, posits that the younger generation must be left free to develop its own values, even if these do not include what the older generation would call civility. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on June 27, 1966. 50 min. DVD X2668

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After Alcatraz: American Indian Uprisings, 2/4/99.(California Since the 60's Conference)
American Indian population in the Bay Area / Susan Lobo (11 min.) -- Participation in the "outcast" of Alcatraz / Millie Ketchano, Edward Castillo (30 min.) -- The occupation of Alcatraz Island / Troy Johnson (24 min.) -- The filming of the documentary: The Indian occupation of Alcatraz / John Plutte (26 min.) -- Closing commentary by panel (8 min.) -- Reception honoring Alice Waters, Chez Panisse, 2/4/99 at the Bancroft Library (9 min.). A panel of American Indians comments on their personal experiences in the occupation of Alcatraz Island, the "relocation program" and urban Indians, the preservation of American Indian history through film and other means and the current situation of American Indians in California. Videographer: Harold Adler. 107 min. Video/C 5974

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Alcatraz Is Not an Island
This program tells the story of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay which began in 1969 and lasted 19 months. The documentary interweaves archival footage and contemporary commentary to examine how this historic event altered American government Indian policy and programs, and how it forever changed the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights. c2002. 58 min. DVD X66 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 9394

Alcatraz, 30th Anniversary Celebration
Introduction / Adam Fortunate Eagle -- Pomo Dancers and singers / Pat Lincoln, Doug Duncan, Lanny Pinola -- Opening commentary / Millie Ketchesawno, Richard Moves Camp -- Honor song for Alcatraz warriors / All Nations Northern Drum -- Guest speakers and speeches by veterans of the Alcatraz occupation / Dennis Banks, Dennis Jennings, Arigon Starr, John Whitefox, Tolo, Shashine Little Feather, Charlie Hill, Floyd Red Crow Westerman -- Music by Ulali.

Coverage of a 30th anniversary celebration of the occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indian political activists, with commentary by participants who took part in the occupation in 1969 and current American Indian activists. Held on Alcatraz Island, California on October 23, 1999. Videographer, Harold Adler. 153 min. Video/C 6743

All Power to the People!: the Black Panther Party and Beyond
This powerful documentary provides the historical context for the establishment of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in the mid-1960's. Government documents, rare news clips, interviews with ex-activists and FBI/CIA agents define the bloody conflict between political dissent and repressive government authority in the U.S. during the period of the 60s and the 70s. 1996. 115 min. Video/C 6523

Anarchy U.S.A.
Film originally produced in 1966. This radical anti-African American, anti-communist, anti-civil rights propaganda documentary was made shortly after the Watts riots. Employing newsreel footage this film traces the methods used by communists to take over China, Cuba and Algeria, and then attempts to demonstrate that the same tactics have been used by the U.S. civil rights movement. 78 min. Video/C 2962

Angela Davis, Keynote Address, 2/4/99: California Since the Sixties Symposium, UC Berkeley.
Angela Davis comments on the social forces that cause so many Afro-Americans to spend time in prison and on the "anti-prison movement" which works for the reform of California prisons by bringing together political activists on the outside with prison inmates. © UC Regents. 89 min. Video/C 5975

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Aoki.
Chronicles the life of Richard Aoki, a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party. Filmed over the last five years of Richard's life, this documentary features extensive footage with Richard and exclusive interviews with his comrades, friends, and former students. A film by Ben Wang & Mike Cheng. 94 min. 2009. DVD X6738

Black Panther Party
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Chicano!: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.
A four part series chronicling various aspects of the struggles for equal rights by Mexican Americans. Episode 1 examines the events at Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, that sparked a national movement for social justice. It focuses on the 1967 struggle by Mexican Americans to regain ownership of New Mexico lands guaranteed them by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and then visits the landmark Denver Youth Conference in 1969. The program concludes with the Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War, held in East Los Angeles in 1970...an event that turned into a tragic riot resulting in the death of renowned journalist Ruben Salazar. 57 min. Video/C 4308

Goodman, Walter. "Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement." (television program reviews) New York Times v145 (Fri, April 12, 1996):B8(N), D18(L), col 4, 8 col in.

Chicago Riots.
The catalyst for the Chicago rioting was an incident over black children trying to cool off at a fire hydrant. CBS News presents this special report, produced as the arson and looting raged that summer of 1966. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was in the city trying to restore order, talks at length with Mike Wallace about the underlying causes and the ongoing dialogue with Chicago mayor Richard Daley and his administration. The program offers blow-by-blow coverage of the events as well as commentary from civic and religious leaders, witnesses, and law enforcement officials to provide a contemporary overview of a society on the verge of anarchy. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on July 15, 1966. 31 min. Video/C 8994

A Dream Deferred.
A film originally produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern voter registration drive in 1964, the year of the Mississippi summer. It contains interviews with activists, voter registrants and leaders, including the now famous speech by Fannie Lou Hamer. A film by Harvey Richards. Dist.: Estuary Press. 33 min. DVD 4222; Video/C 2799

[Davis, Angela] A Conversation with Angela Davis.
Interviewed by Rev. Cecil Williams. Davis speaks in jail during her incarceration in 1970 on charges of being an accomplice to conspiracy, kidnapping, and homicide in the Black Panther seige at the Marin County Hall of Justice (August 7, 1970). DVD 7496 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 2214

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A Day to Remember: August 28,1963.
Focuses on the civil rights demonstration in Washington, D.C. led by Martin Luther King. 29 min. Video/C 581

Decision in the Streets.
Covers the tumultuous beginnings of the Bay Area civil rights and peace movements from 1960 to 1965. Segments include 1960's anti-House Un-American Activities Committee demonstrations; Hands-Off-Cuba demonstrations in 1962 and 1963; the 1963 march protesting the Birmingham church bombings; mass arrests of protesters sitting in at the Sheraton Palace Hotel over racist hiring practices; the 1964 anti-Goldwater Republican convention protests; the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, California and more. A film by Harvey Richards. Dist.: Estuary Press. 35 min. DVD 4239; Video/C 2795

El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
Focuses on the qualities and characteristics that predicated Malcolm X's rise as a leader and spokesman of the Black America Movement. 56 min. Video/C 998

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years.
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Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.
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Filibuster: Birth Struggle of a Law (CBS Reports)
Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. Filmed in 1964, it begins with a report on the controversial bill's history, from its introduction by John F. Kennedy to the eve of its debate on the Senate Floor. Following that report, Eric Sevareid moderates as Senators Hubert Humphrey and Strom Thurmon engage in a live television debate on the bill's merits. Film footage of John and Robert Kennedy, Justice Dept. officials Nicholas Katzenbach and Burke Marshall, President Lyndon Johnson and the racial clashes of the early 60s captures the tensions that surrounded this most comprehensive civil righs law since Reconstruction. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on March 18, 1964. 55 min. Video/C 8909

Freedom March.
This film features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area black churches and the labor movement in the shocked aftermath of the Birmingham, Alabama bombing of a black church, killing five children. The film shows the march down Market Street and the rally with speakers at the Civic Center. A film by Harvey Richards. Dist.: Estuary Press. 10 min. DVD 4223; Video/C 2798

Freedom on My Mind.
Produced and directed by Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford. Documentary of the civil rights movement and the events surrounding the Mississippi Voter Registration Project of the early 1960's. Combines archival footage with contemporary interviews. 110 min. DVD 3038; Video/C 3566

In Remembrance of Martin.
A documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes archival footage, the "I Have a Dream" speech, and a synopsis of key civil rights decisions of the 1950's and 1960's. 60 min. Video/C 2761

July '64
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York--the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination and a significant event in the Civil Rights era. Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, the film explores the genesis and outcome of those three nights. Director, Carvin Eison. 2004. 54 min. DVD 6627

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Kennedy v. Wallace: A Crisis Up Close.
A film originally made in 1963 of President John F. Kennedy and the governor of Alabama, George Wallace, during the confrontation over desegregation of Alabama schools. Re-edited to include thoughts of U.S. Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach. 60 min. Video/C 2876

King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis.
A chronicle of the struggle for racial equality and justice from 1955 to 1968 through newsreel and television coverage. 104 min Video/C 986

Malcolm X: Militant Black Leader.
Adapted from the book of the same title by Jack Rummel. 30 min. Video/C 2575

Malcolm X: Nationalist or Humanist?
This film includes newsreel footage of several of his most important speeches, as well as events leading up to and following his assassination. An on-camera interview with Malcom's widow, Betty Shabazz, filmed shortly after her husband's death, is the moving backdrop for this brief but powerful documentary. 14 min. Video/C 2791

Martin Luther King.
In an interview with Gerild Priestland, Martin Luther King expresses his feelings, hopes, philosophy and religious convictions. 30 min. Video/C 9

On the Front Lines: Television and African-American Issues.
Panelists explore issues from the 1950s and 1960s and how television news has interpreted various racial issues and such divisive events as the Rodney King verdict and the confirmation of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. Presented at the Museum of Television and Radio, Los Angeles, California on November 7, 2001. 93 min. Video/C 8496

On Strike! Ethnic Studies, 1969-1999
A historical presentation of the struggle to create and maintain a Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Includes interviews with participants in the 1969 demonstrations when the program was first established, with the 1999 demonstrators when the funding for the program was threatened and with Ethnic Studies faculty at U.C.B. Directed and produced by Irum Shiekh. 1999. 36 min. DVD 8561; vhs Video/C 6521
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The Other Face of Dixie (CBS Reports)
Correspondent Harry Reasoner visits four cities in this 1962 program to examine progress in school integration: Clinton, Tennessee; Norfolk, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Little Rock, Arkansas. Along with Atlanta governor S. Ernest Vandiver and journalists Ralph McGill and Lenoir Chambers, Reasoner talks with students at Little Rock Central High School, their school board president and Arkansas governor Orval Faubus.Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on October 24, 1962. 54 min. Video/C 8908

Poisoned Dreams. (1960-1964). (The Century: America's Time; 10)
Beset by both international and domestic pressures, America during the Camelot years was swiftly approaching a political-cultural meltdown. This program documents U.S.-Soviet conflicts of interest in Cuba and Vietnam and the growing polarization at home between civil rights activists and segregationist hard-liners, which resulted in the Birmingham riots and the freedom march on Washington, D.C. 43 min. Video/C 6363

Red Power: Thirty Years of American Indian Activism in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Contents: Opening ceremonies / Angela A. Gonzales, Robert A. Corrigan, Gerald West -- Keynote address / LaNada Boyer -- Panel: Student activism: looking back, looking forward / Moderator: Deron Marquez. Panel members: Dennis Acosta, Luis Kemnitzer, Mickey Gemmill, Steve Talbot -- Panel: The Urban Indian community: past, present and future / Moderator: Reyna Ramirez. Panel members: Marilyn St. Germaine, Susan Lobo, Shirley Guevara, Mary Jean Robertson -- Panel: Alcatraz Island: reclaiming Indian land / Moderator: Craig Glassner. Panel members: Millie Ketchesawno, Troy Johnson, Gerald R. Hill, Jonathan Lucero -- Closing remarks / Michelle Maas, Elizabeth Parent.

A symposium on American Indian activism in the San Francisco Bay Area. Panel discussions focus on the social, cultural and political events that led to the occupation of Alcatraz Island, the pivotal role of the urban American Indian community in the Bay Area, and the work of American Indian student activists in creating the Department of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. Held in the Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University on November 19, 1999. 7 hrs., 15 min. Video/C 6744

Requiem-- 29.
This riveting film documents the chilling inhuman treatment of 50,000 Chicanos by police and the death of L.A. Times journalist Ruben Salazar at the Chicano National Moratorium in Los Angeles on August 29, 1970. Film includes footage of the mass march, police tactics used to disorganize and disperse the demonstrators, scenes from the inquest hearing into the death of Ruben Salazar and interviews with then "La Raza" editor, Raul Ruiz. 31 min. Video/C 5137

Remedy for Riot (CBS News special Report)
In this news program from 1968, Harry Reasoner reports on the findings and recommendations of President Johnson's National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. The commission's report offered an analysis of the causes of riots at that time and concluded that unless sweeping changes were made, the nation was moving towards two separate societies, black and white, separate but unequal. By interviewing business, political, religious and community leaders in Detroit, one of the cities hit hardest by turmoil, the program assesses possible courses of action in four major areas: jobs, housing, schools and welfare. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on March 3, 1968 Correspondent: Harry Reasoner. 58 min. Video/C 8995

Revolution '67
Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America. The film takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling-in of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower. Final toll: 26 dead. Produced & directed by Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno. c2007. 90 min. DVD 9367

Description from California Newsreel catalog

San Francisco State On Strike.
Documentary film of a five month long strike in the Fall of 1968 at San Francisco State College in which the Third World Liberation Front mobilized students to call for "the power to change the racist nature of eduction" and to demand the establishment of a Black Studies Department at the college. 1969. 20 min. DVD 3044; also VHS Video/C 4132

Description from California Newsreel catalog

San Francisco State Strike.
Documents the 1969 strike at San Francisco State College led by minority students and later joined by the teachers' union. Video/C 1929

Scarred Justice: the Orangeburg Massacre 1968
Everyone remembers the four white students slain at Kent State University in 1970, but most have never heard of the three black students killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina two years earlier. This stirring investigative documentary restores that bloody tragedy to the history of the Civil Rights Movement after years of official denial...Interviews with survivors of the Massacre, as well as journalists, the governor and a patrolman who had fired at the students reconstruct the horror of that night. Although the Justice Department charged nine officers with abuse of power, all were acquitted by a South Carolina jury. Forty years later, no one has been held accountable. Produced and directed by Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson. 2009. 57 min. DVD X911

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Los Siete de la Raza
Newsreel footage of interviews with Mexican American immigrants to the Mission District of San Francisco in which they express their social and economic struggles and the discrimination they experience. Film examines the creation of Los Siete de la Raza, a self-help political organization organized to fight for the rights of "Brown people." Originally produced in the 1960s. 30 min. Video/C 5856

Twenty Years After: The Third World Strike.
Original footage from the Third world strike and a discussion on what happened, why it happened, and what has happened since, with Carlos Munoz, Jr., Anthony Garcia, Octavio Romano V, Troy Duster. DVD 1188; also VHS Video/C 1403

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Watts, Riot or Revolt? (CBS News special Report)
Were the Watts riots part of a social revolution, a festering illness or a carnival of senseless violence? And why did it first erupt in L.A. and not in another major American city? This news program, filmed just a few months after the riots, presents a study of the principal events that ignited the conflagration in the summer of 1965 in Watts. A wide variety of individuals comment on the situtation, including L.A. chief of police William H. Parker, Daniel P. Moynihan, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., witnesses to the riots and rioters themselves. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on December 7, 1965. Correspondent: Bill Stout. 55 min. Video/C 8993

We'll Never Turn Back.
Includes segments on Julian Bond, Bob Moses, Fannie Lou Hamer and other civil rights leaders. Interviews black farmers and share croppers about their experiences trying to register to vote. 1963. A film by Harvey Richards. Dist.: Estuary Press. 33 min. DVD 4225; Video/C 2792

Who speaks for the South? (CBS Report)
The court order integrating Georgia public schools conflicted with the state constitution, prompting muchdebate regarding state's rights. In this 1960 news special Edward R. Murrow reports on the issue of racial segregation in the state's schools, focusing on the proceedings of the School Study Committee, a public forum in which residents of Georgia's ten Congressional districts voiced their opinions presenting a wide and sometimes ominous range of views. Murrow also interviews the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ralph McGill, Atlanta's mayor William Hartsfield and Georgia Governor S. Ernest Vandiver. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on May 27, 1960. 56 min. Video/C 8907

Gay/Lesbian Activism

LGBT Studies

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community.
A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969, showing how this group has moved from a secret shame to the status of a publicly viable minority group. Tells how a group consciousness coalesced after the 1969 police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the three-day riot that followed gained them national publicity and the birth of the gay movement. 87 min. Video/C 1461

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives.
Recounts the experiences of Canadian lesbian women in the 1950's and 1960's who sought romance in gay beer parlours and bars. Their stories are interwoven with a fictional love story and set against the tabloids and pulp novels of the time and illustrate the stereotypes and intolerance they faced. 86 min. 1992. DVD X2092 [preservation copy]; Video/C 3206

ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries

The Homosexuals (CBS Report, 1966)
A CBS Reports program that underscores the difference between modern (1966) sexual morals and those of the dominant culture. Mike Wallace attempts to give even-handed treatment to a subject very much taboo at the time by concluding that homosexuality is most probably a disease, mainly a male phenomenon, involving those incapable of maintaining deep and long lasting relationships. Gore Vidal makes an appearance and sounds a modern tone in the depths of this 40-year old stopped time piece, but his insights and observations are cut into pieces amidst much broader coverage of insistent anti-homosexual psychologists on the one hand and shadowy interviews with male homosexuals. A media history landmark produced in the same New York City that three years later saw the Stonewall riots that began the modern era of gay power activism. 1966. 44 min. DVD 8569; Video/C 2718

Last Call at Maud's.
A look at the world's longest running lesbian bar, Maud's in San Francisco. Film interweaves rare archive film of the gay bar scene in the 1940's, the vice raids of the 1950's, the gay counter culture of the 1960's and "coming out" in the 1970's up until the bar closed its doors in 1989. 1993. 77 min. DVD 4172; Video/C 3184

Leonardi, Patricia. "Last Call at Maud's." Cineaste v20, n1 (Wntr, 1993):46 (2 pages).

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members. 1996. 56 min. Video/C 5667

American Library Assn. Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults

The Question of Equality: Gay and Lesbian Struggle Since Stonewall.
Contents: pt. 1. Out Rage '69 / produced, directed, and written by Arthur Dong -- pt. 2. Culture Wars / produced, directed, and edited by Tina DiFeliciantonio & Jane C. Wagner -- pt. 3. Hollow Liberty / directed by Robyn Hutt; produced by Robyn Hutt & Bennett Singer -- pt. 4. Generation "Q" / produced & directed by Robert Byrd. Using a mix of rarely seen archival footage, live action sequences, and personal interviews, this film series presents a comprehensive view of the gay liberation movement in the United States. (Based on the book "Question of Equality" UCB Law Lib KF4754.5 .Q47 1995; UCB Main HQ76.8.U5 Q47 1995; UCB Moffitt HQ76.8.U5 Q47 1995) 4 videocassettes (ca. 55 min. each) Video/C 4365

Glaser, Garrett. "The Question of Equality."(television program reviews) Advocate, n691 (Oct 3, 1995):61 (2 pages).
Goodman, Walter. "The Question of Equality."(television program reviews) New York Times v145 (Sat, Nov 4, 1995):13(N), 52(L), col 1, 17 col in.
Scott, Tony. "The Question of Equality."(television program reviews) Variety v360, n9 (Oct 2, 1995):88.

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
Screaming queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States -- a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn. Street queens, cops and activists recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Written and directed by Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker. Dist: Frameline. 2005. 57 min. DVD 5740

Feminism / Women's Liberation

Women's Studies

Daughters of de Beauvoir
The life story of Simone de Beauvoir, including her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, is told in conjunction with the stories of some of the women in the modern women's movement. Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, Eva Figes and Ann Oakley discuss the effect of her best known book, The Second Sex, upon their own ideas and development as writers. Director, Imogen Sutton. 1989. 60 min. Video/C 6803

Filmakers Library catalog description

The Equal Rights Amendment
A discussion between Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Scott and William F. Buckley on the rescission of the Equal Rights Amendment by several states that had initially ratified it. The contributing factors include the draft, employment opportunities and child support. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on March 30, 1973. 60 min. DVD X2728

Half the People, 1970. (People's Century, 1997.)
Inspired by the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, women began to challenge discrimination on the basis of gender. The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 to support full equality for women in America. In the boardroom and other bastions of male power, women pressed their demands with growing success. This film examines the history of the women's rights movements in the United States, Iran, Mexico, Denmark, China and Africa. 56 min. Video/C 6440

The Heretics: As Told by Joan Braderman
The Heretics uncovers the inside story of the Second Wave of the Women's Movement. Joan Braderman, director and narrator, follows her dream of becoming a filmmaker to New York City in 1971. By lucky chance, she joins a feminist collective at the epicenter of the 1970's art world in lower Manhattan. In this first person account, The Heretics focuses on the Heresies Collective--which published Heresies; a feminist publication on art & politics from 1975-1992--as a microcosm of the larger international Women's Movement. The film describes how thousands of small intimate groups of women met together to consider their situation--as women in a man's world--and to devise strategies for unlocking their potential. c2009. 95 min. DVD X3803

Louder Than Our Words.
Focuses on women and civil disobedience. 32 min. Video/C 614

Women Make Movies catalog description

Town Bloody Hall: A Dialogue on Women's Liberation
On the evening of April 30, 1971, a standing room only audience of local literati and feminists packed New York City's Town Hall to watch Norman Mailer, who had just written 'The Prisoner of Sex, ' grapple with a panel of passionate feminists ... among them Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos and Germaine Greer. The event turned from mere intellectual debate to ferocious theater as verbal blows flew engaging the participants and the audience for three and a half hours. With Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos. Photographers, Jim Desmond, D.A. Pennebaker, Mark Woodcock ; editor, Chris Hegedus. 85 min. DVD X5438

The Cold War

Peace and Conflict videography
Propaganda (for Cold War propaganda, civil defense films, etc.)

At the Brink(War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; 5).
The events that led to the Cuban missile crisis (1962) and the tense cat-and-mouse confrontation between Kennedy and Khrushchev are explored. 60 min. Video/C 1285

The Atom and Eve
This vintage piece of pro-nuclear propaganda was designed as a marketing tool to sell nuclear energy to the American public. The viewer is introduced to Eve as a baby and a growing girl and finally as a woman (who dances through the film) in parallel to growing needs of millions of eves for more and more electricity. Also makes a case for building an investor-owned nuclear power plant in Connecticut to meet the region's power needs. 1966. 15 min. DVD 2212; Video/C 8024

The Atomic Cafe
A documentary exploration of the United States government's propaganda promoting the atomic bomb. Relies on film clips of the 1940's and 1950's, including bits and pieces of propoganda films, newsreels, popular songs, and defense training films. Includes such issues as bomb shelters, atomic fallout and teaching children to "duck and cover." 1982. 92 min. DVD 1133; Video/C 1025

See Also: Public Shelter

Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes.
An analysis of the debates and strategies discussed by Kennedy and his closest advisers during the Cuban Missile Crisis taken from the recently released audio tapes from the Kennedy Library. Commentary by Robert McNamara. Originally broadcast on the television program Nightline, on October 24, 1996. 23 min. Video/C 5948

Kennedy's Cold War: Keeping the Commies Covered
This film is a 1963 Pentagon Report, recently declassified, detailing the efforts of the United States to combat communism worldwide, both covertly and militarily. The film is unusually frank about geo-political situations in Vietnam, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Cuba, and around the globe. Each global situation is discussed, states the U.S. goal, and the proposed solutions from an American point of view. Twenty-five years later, hindsight reveals that the facts were incorrect or distorted, and the policies flawed accordingly. The 1963 Pentagon Report is an object lesson in the facts being arranged to fit the conclusion. 39 min. Video/C 5750

Poisoned Dreams. (1960-1964). (The Century: America's Time; 10)
Beset by both international and domestic pressures, America during the Camelot years was swiftly approaching a political-cultural meltdown. This program documents U.S.-Soviet conflicts of interest in Cuba and Vietnam and the growing polarization at home between civil rights activists and segregationist hard-liners, which resulted in the Birmingham riots and the freedom march on Washington, D.C. 43 min. Video/C 6363

Prague Spring
In 1968 Alexander Dubcek's attempt to liberalize Communist rule in Czechoslovakia and to create "socialism with a human face" resulted in Soviet tanks in the streets of Prague. This program presents both the political detente behind Brezhnev's position and the dissent that was silenced within the Warsaw Pact alliance. Extensive archival footage and contemporary interviews provide insights that reveal the dissent within the Eastern Bloc countries in the 1960's. 29 min. Video/C 6192

Public Shelter.
This CD-ROM inspired by Jayne Loader's The Atomic Cafe, contains 30 min. of video, 400 photographs, 18 original songs, 12 hours of audio and 1500 text files all pertaining to atomic weapons and energy, from the Trinity test to the present. Most of the documents have been recently declassified by the U.S. government and deal with nuclear accidents, nuclear waste, atomic testing and government-sponsored radiation experiments on humans. Also includes apocalyptic science fiction by Vonda McIntyre, Mary Rosenblum, John Stith, Joe Haldeman, David Brin and scenes from J. Loader's The Atomic Cafe. Compu/D 304

Public Shelter web site

Red Spring, The Sixties.(The Cold War series)
In the Soviet bloc, communist rule stifles ambition and achievement. Soviet defense expenditure cripples economic growth. The young lust for totems of America's youth culture--blue jeans and rock-n-roll. In Czechoslovakia, Dubcek attempts limited reform, but in 1968, Soviet force crushes the Prague Spring. 47 min. Video/C 5739 (See MRC East/West Europe videography for complete series listing)

Popular Culture/The Arts

Popular Culture videography

American Art in the Sixties
During the critical decade of the 1960s in America an explosion of artistic energy produced pop art, minimalism, color-field painting and hard-edged abstraction. Sculptors and painters on both coasts explored new methods and new subject matter. This documentary examines the key figures of that decade with emphasis on Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, two crucial transitional figures between abstract expressionism and the sensibilities of the new decade. c2000. 60 min. Video/C 9103

Andy Warhol's "Factory People": Inside the 60s Silver Factory /
A documentary look inside Andy Warhol's Silver Factory in New York during the 1960s, concentrating on the personalities involved at the time and at some of Warhol's artwork created there. Includes interviews with many of the regulars, including extensive segments with Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, and others. A film by Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr. 2008. 100 min. DVD X1690

The Beatles Anthology.
Director, Geoff Wonfor; series director/writer, Bob Smeaton. Video/C 4470

Part 1: First program in an 8 part anthology of the Beatles singing group using archival footage and interviews to tell their story between July, 1940 and March, 1963. Follows the Beatles from their childhoods in Hamburg and Liverpool until they form the first group made up of McCartney, Harrison, Lennon, and drummer, Pete Best. They find a manager, Brian Epstein, and a producer, George Martin of EMI Records. In 1962 Ringo Starr replaces drummer Pete Best. Film examines how the rapidly developing group were influenced by American rock n' roll and rhythm 'n blues and concludes with the success of their first number One hit record in Britain. 79 min.

Part 2: Follows the Beatles from the Cavern Club in Liverpool to London where they play the Palladium, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Variety Show and the Morecambe and Wise Show. Along the way they give a spare hit to the Rolling Stones, play hundreds of concerts in Britain, nip over to Sweden and record "I want to hold your hand" (their 4th British number one in a year) and while they're conquering Paris the record goes to number one in America. 72 min.

Part 3: Opens with the Beatles first tour of America and their two appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. The crowd scenes of frantic fans are particularly impressive as they travel from New York to Washington D.C. to Miami. On February 22, 1964 they return to London to film their first motion picture "A hard days night". After the publication of John Lennon's book "In their own write", they take off again this time for a tour to Holland, Hong Kong and Australia. 73 min.

Part 4: The Beatles take their second sweep through the U.S., drawing tens of thousands of fans. In 1965 their second motion picture "Help!" is released. McCartney works up a single "Yesterday" and the Beatles are honored by receiving medals from the Queen. Life is still fun for the irrepressible quartet, albeit with a strand of stress now slicing through it. 71 min.

Part 5: This archive of performances begins with the beatles appearance in Shea stadium, New York and moves through the American tour from August 13-September 1 with never before assembled sights, words, music and sounds. The dentist slips John and George LSD and the Indian Sitar begins to be incorporated into their music. They begin to dream of "the yellow submarine" and create a promotion film to fulfill the many requests for television appearances. The four are confident and assured in this episode, everything has come together until a bad day in Manila makes it seem that things are about to change. 72 min.

Part 6: Film commences with the rejection of the Beatles by the fans in Manilla. They return to England and retire from touring and go into the studio which brings an amazed world the mighty wirligig of "Sgt. Pepper", "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry fields" on screen in surreal and glorious color. They sing "Baby you're a rich man" and they are.

Part 7: Film opens with the first around the world satellite hookup which was created for the concert in which the Beatles release "All you need is love". It covers their disillusionment with the Haight Ashbury (San Francisco's hippieville), and the death of their long time agent, Brian Epstein. They meet with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who initiates them into transcendental meditation and work out the TV film, the Magical Mystery Tour. They open their own bookstore in London (The Apple Shop) and create Apple Corps, their own company, formed to "mix business with pleasure." 71 min.

Part 8: The final program in an 8 part anthology of the Beatles singing group using archival footage and interviews to tell their story between July, 1968 to 1970. The film reveals the rents and splits that ended their 60's life together. The Beatles work their way through two weddings, two busts, the closing of their Apple Shop, and the rooftop concert. Erik Clapton joins them and they pick up Allen Klein as their new business manager. Through it all the Beatles have survived their success and their music remains timeless and supreme against all comers. Paul, George and Ringo can still sit around a table and relive the 20th century's greatest romance. 81 min.

The Beatles Candlestick Park, 1966
Locally produced San Francisco documentary commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Beatles last concert ever on August 29, 1966, at Candlestick Park. Also includes great coverage of their '65 Cow Palace shows. And, footage of Brian Epstein and Ringo passing through San Francisco on Ringo's trip to catch up with the Beatles in Australia. Tons of original '65 & '66 stage footage, press conferences and local TV news covering all the Beatles' visits to San Francisco. Special features: Beatles videos compiled from films, TV appearances and promotional films. Songs include: "It Won't Be Long," "Another Girl," "I Should Have Known Better," "Paperback Writer," "I'll Get You," "Hello Goodbye," "I Need You," "She's A Woman," "Penny Lane," "If I Fell," "You're Gonna Lose That Girl," "You Can't Do That," "The Fool On The Hill," "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You," "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away," "Twist And Shout," "Revolution," "Baby's In Black" "You're Mother Should Know," "Hey Jude." DVD 9360

The Beatles Candlestick Park, 1966
Locally produced San Francisco documentary commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Beatles last concert ever on August 29, 1966, at Candlestick Park. Also includes great coverage of their '65 Cow Palace shows. And, footage of Brian Epstein and Ringo passing through San Francisco on Ringo's trip to catch up with the Beatles in Australia. Tons of original '65 & '66 stage footage, press conferences and local TV news covering all the Beatles' visits to San Francisco. Special features: Beatles videos compiled from films, TV appearances and promotional films. Songs include: "It Won't Be Long," "Another Girl," "I Should Have Known Better," "Paperback Writer," "I'll Get You," "Hello Goodbye," "I Need You," "She's A Woman," "Penny Lane," "If I Fell," "You're Gonna Lose That Girl," "You Can't Do That," "The Fool On The Hill," "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You," "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away," "Twist And Shout," "Revolution," "Baby's In Black" "You're Mother Should Know," "Hey Jude." DVD 9360

[Complete] Ed Sullivan Shows: Starring the Beatles
Now viewers can experience the moment music changed forever! When the Beatles stepped onto Sullivan's New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964 to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times and presented here are those uncut shows, including not only all of the other performances, but also all of the original commercials. Newly remastered also includes an interview between Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, additional footage, and more.

Contents: February 9, 1964: Ed's opening. All my loving (The Beatles) ; Till there was you (The Beatles) ; She loves you (The Beatles). Card and salt shaker trick (Fred Kaps). I'll do anything for you (cast of Oliver!). As long as he needs me (Oliver!) (Georgia Brown). Frank Gorshin, comedian/impressionist. Terry McDermott, Olympic athlete. Medley of favorite show tunes (Tessie O'Shea). Comedy/office sketch (McCall and Brill). I saw her standing there (The Beatles) ; I want to hold your hand (The Beatles). Acrobatic physical comedy (Wells & the Four Fays) -- February 16, 1964: She loves you ; This boy ; All my loving (The Beatles). Audience bow (Sonny Liston, heavyweight champion). Audience bow (Joe Louis, former heavyweight champion). Boxing skit (Allen and Rossi). It's too darn hot ; Medley of hits (Mitzi Gaynor). Sway pole routine (The Nerveless Knocks). Complex comedy bits (Myron Cohen). I saw her standing there ; From me to you ; I want to hold your hand (The Beatles). DVD X6273 (First Beatles performance also on Video/C 9382)

The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
Documentary filming team, David Maysles, Albert Maysles; editor, Kathy Dougherty. A day-by-day audio visual account of the group's first tour in the United States, including the Ed Sullivan appearances. Between the thirteen performances, the viewer joins the Beatles in their limos, hotel rooms and on their trips from New York to Washington, D.C. to Miami, Florida. Contents: The arrival, February 7, 1964 -- All my loving -- Till there was you -- She loves you -- I wanna hold your hand -- I saw her standing there -- I wanna be your man -- She loves you -- From me to you -- This boy -- All my loving -- Twist and shout -- Please, please me -- I wanna hold your hand -- The departure, February 21, 1964 -- It won't be long. Includes documentary The making of the Beatles first U.S. visit (51 min.); commentary by Alfred Maysles. 2003. ca. 81 min. DVD 2284

The Best of Gil Scott-Heron. [sound recording]
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (3:05) -- The Bottle (3:58) -- Winter in America (6:09) -- Johannesburg (4:47) -- Ain't No Such Thing as Superman (4:13) -- Re-Ron (6:42) -- Shut Em Down (5:12) -- Angel Dust (4:10) -- "B Movie" (6:51). Sound/D 11

Cine Manifest
Award-winning cinematographer Judy Irola revisits her 1970's San Francisco Marxist film collective, Cine Manifest, whose members sought a place to live, learn, and change the world. She and her comrades puzzle out in hindsight whether their social experiment, which produced two acclaimed independent feature films, was ultimately an artistic success or an idealistic disaster. Director, Judy Irola ; producers, Judy Irola and Nels Bangerter. Special features: 4 short films from the Birthday Movies: Hamming, This is your life?, Vanishing joint, and Streaking. 2006. 75 min. DVD X1710

Commercials of the 50's and 60's.
Video/C 3932. 46 tapes. See MRC TV videography

Blank Generation; Dancing Barefoot.
Performers: Patti Smith Group, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Tuff Darts, Wayne County, Blondie, Harry Toledo, Marbles, Miamis, Shirts, Dolls, Heartbreakers. Blank Generation tells the story of punk music in New York City in the mid-70s and documents the moment in musical history when diversity blossomed. Witness the real performances of these bands, plus their backstage footage, photo shoots and hanging out. Dancing Barefoot traces the musical journey of Ivan Kral (the Patti Smith Group). Through the early days in Prague, to the late 70's in New York City, up to present day Seattle, Ivan has played his way through rough times and changing environments. [2000?] DVD 901

Canned Heat: Live at Montreux 1973
This concert from Montreux in 1973, the group's only appearance at the festival, captures them at their peak, and features a guest appearance from Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown. Contents: On the road again -- Please Mr. Nixon -- Worried life blues -- About my oo poo pa doo -- Funky -- Night time is the right time -- Let's work together -- Rock and roll music -- Lookin' for my rainbow -- Shake 'n' boogie. Performer Canned Heat ; special guest, Clarence Recorded live at the Montreux Convention Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, July 1, 1973. 73 min. DVD X2829

The Cockettes
This engaging tribute looks at the rise and fall of a San Francisco theatrical troupe called The Cockettes between the years 1969 and 1972. The sensation of the hippie movement in San Francisco, they were described as "hippie and freak drag queens," people who were allowed to live at the end of their imaginations. Uses interviews and vintage footage to revisit this lost corner of recent cultural history. Directed by Bill Weber and David Weissman, 2001. 100 min. DVD 222

The Committee
The Committee uses a surreal murder to explore the tension and conflict between bureaucracy on one side, and individual freedom on the other. Features razor sharp satire on everything from draft evasion and black militancy to middle-class pot-heads and blind-dating. Directed by Peter Sykes. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968. 55 min. DVD X2752

The Cool School: How LA Learned to Love Modern Art
An object lession in how to build an art scene from scratch, this film focuses on the famed Ferus Gallery and it's proprietors, Walter Hopps and Irving Blum, who groomed the L.A. art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists. Directed by Morgan Neville. 2008. 85 min. DVD 9975

A Decade Under the Influence
The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion as political activism, the sexual revolution, the women's movement and the music revolution contributed to social unrest. A new generation of filmmakers,galvanized by a new freedom of expression began targeting their films toward a new audience, withstories that reflected the reality of the era. Here a cast of pioneering writers, directors, producers and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues. Includes commentary from Robert Altman, John Avildsen, Peter Bogdanovich, Ellen Burstyn, John Calley, John Cassavetes, Julie Christie,Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Bruce Dern, Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, William Friedkin, Pam Grier,Dennis Hopper, Sidney Lumet, Paul Mazursky, Mike Medavoy, Polly Platt, Sydney Pollack, Jerry Schatzberg,Roy Scheider, Martin Scorsese, Sissy Spacek, Robert Towne, Jon Voight. 180 min. DVD 2129

Don't Look Back (1967)
Credits: Producers, Albert Grossman, John Court; director, D.A. Pennebaker. Performers: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Tito Burns, Derroll Adams. This film is about the sixties and Bob Dylan who is shown to be more than just a folk singer and a song writer. Pennebaker filmed Dylan during his 1965 English tour, catching him in private moments as well as public performances. 1965 90 min. DVD 447; VHS Video/C 3122
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Dylan Speaks: The Legendary 1965 Press conference in San Francisco
Press conference with Bob Dylan filmed after his appearance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, where he was booed by the audience for using an electric guitar on stage. Dylan answers questions from Ralph J. Gleason, Allen Ginsberg, Bill Graham and others. Discussants: Bob Dylan, Ralph J. Gleason, Allen Ginsberg, Bill Graham. Filmed on Friday, Dec 3, 1965 at the KQED studios in San Francisco. 53 min. DVD X2776

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
A documentary of Peter Biskind's controversial, best-selling book, which chronicles edgy, impressionistic pictures made by maverick, now-legendary directors such as Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, Altman, Polanski and Peckinpah. Includes interviews with many directors, writers, actors, etc. Based on the book by Peter Biskind (Main Stack PN1998.2.B56 1998; Moffitt PN1998.2.B56 1998). 2004. 118 min. DVD 2763

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics. 1
Contents: v. 1. Chart toppers, vol. 1. 1965; 1966; 1967 (65 min.) -- v. 2. Chart toppers, vol. 2. 1968; 1969; 1970 (65 min.) -- v. 3. Soul of the Motor City. Motortown review; The sweet sound of soul; Motor City magic (65 min.) -- v. 4. Elvis & other rock greats. Elvis Presley; Move to the music. (44 min.).

Four Tops; Sonny & Cher; Herman's Hermits; Four Seasons; Lovin' Spoonful; Tom Jones; Dino, Desi & Billy; Association; Supremes; Lou Rawls; Animals; Mamas & The Papas; Rolling Stones; Johnny Rivers; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; Tommy James & Shondells; Chambers Brothers; Beach Boys; Spanky & Our Gang; Smith; Oliver; Brooklyn Bridge; 5th Dimension; Creedence Clearwater Revival; B.J. Thomas; Jackson 5; Carpenters; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; Diana Ross; Stevie Wonder; Temptations; James Brown; The Righteous Brothers; Elvis Presley; Beatles; JerryLee Lewis; Martha & The Vandellas; Jackie Wilson; Jay & The Techniques; Freddie & The Dreamers; Sly & The Family Stone. DVD 1360

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics. 2
Contents: v. 5. The Temptations & The Supremes (44 min.) -- v. 6. Love songs. Classic love songs; Rock n' roll love songs; Teen idols (64 min.) -- v. 7. Rockin' the sixties. San Francisco scene; Smash hits of the sixties; Psychedelic sixties (65 min.) -- v. 8. Legends of rock. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Rock legends, vol. 1; Rock legends, vol. 2 (65 min.) -- v. The British invasion. (43 min.).

Temptations; Supremes; Mama's & the Papas; Little Anthony & the Imperials; Carpenters; Smokey Robinson; Beatles; Elvis Presley; 5th Dimension; Lulu; Brooklyn Bridge; Jackie Wilson; Dino, Desie & Billy; Tom Jones; Paul Anka; Bobby Darin; Jefferson Airplane; Santana; Janis Joplin; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Sly & the Family Stone; Beach Boys; 4 Seasons; Petula Clark; Tommy James & The Shondells; Doors; Steppenwolf; Vanilla Fudge; James Brown; Jerry Lee Lewis; Buddy Holly; Fats Domino; Bo Diddley; Marvin Gaye; Jackie Wilson; Animals; Herman's Hermits; Rolling Stones; Searchers; Gerry & The Pacemakers; Freddie & the Dreamers. DVD 1361

An Evening with Ed Sanders: and a Special Set by the Fugs.
Ed Sanders who pioneered poetry readings accompanied by music, performs his and others' poetry and music, with the Fugs' tribute to Abbie Hoffman. Contents: St. Marks Poetry Project: Maximus (from Dogtown I) / poetry, Charles Olson; music, Ed Sanders -- The air in the hawk's lung measures our life / poetry and music, Ed Sanders -- Equal to the gods / poetry, Sappho; music, Ed Sanders; arrangement, Steven Taylor (lead vocal, Ed Sanders; vocal, guitar, Steven Taylor; soprano, Ann Hamson) -- NY Beat Conference: With fortune and men's eyes / poetry, William Blake; music, Ed Sanders; The great Goethe / poetry, Ed Sanders -- The Fugs' tribute to Abbie Hoffman: Sunflower; Weary of time; Nothing; Song for Abbie; Protest and survive (for Tom Payne) / Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Steven Taylor. 1989. 38 min. Video/C 9457

An Evening with Ed Sanders: and a Special Set by the Fugs. Vol. 2
Summary: Sanders performs his and others' poetry and music, with the Fugs, including "requiems" in honor of Allen Ginsberg and Harry Smith. He was one of my heroes, requiem for Allen Ginsberg / words and music, Ed Sanders -- Carpe diem, requiem for Harry Smith / words and music, The Fugs, Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Steven Taylor -- Morning morning / words and music, Tuli Kupferberg -- Hymn to the rebel cafe / words and music Ed Sanders -- Song for generation x / words and music, Ed Sanders -- Rimbaud (after Kerouac) / words and music, Ed Sanders. 1992-2002. 50 min. Video/C 9458

Factory Days: Paul Morrissey Remembers the Sixties
An interview with the independent filmmaker Paul Morrissey. Well-focused, the commentary is voiced over an array of rare still photos and archival documentary footage of himself, Warhol, the Factory and its many players. "We learn a number of interesting things about the milieu of the Factory, the making of the films, and the way in which Andy approached life as one continuous photo opportunity." 2005. 74 min. DVD 6384

Festival Express
Performers: The Band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends ; Flying Burrito Brothers ; Grateful Dead ; Buddy Guy Blues Band ; Ian & Sylvia & the Great Speckled Bird ; Janis Joplin Mashmakhan ; Sha Na Na. In 1970, such names as Janis Joplin, The Band, and The Grateful Dead traveled by a customized train for five days to Toronto, Calgary, and Winnipeg for a mega-concert at each stop. This experience was filmed and some footage was locked away, until now. A film by Bob Smeaton. Originally filmed in 1970. 89 min. DVD 3139

Fillmore: The Last Days.
The legendary concert film featuring the final shows at Bill Graham's storied Fillmore West in San Francisco, June 30 to July 4, 1971. When legendary rock impresario Bill Graham closed the Fillmore West in the summer of 1971, he made sure it went out with a bang. Over five nights, acts including the Grateful Dead and Santana took to the stage for one final send off. The madness leading up to the shows and the gritty backstage footage are also chronicled in this classic rock film. Contents: Hello friends (Lamb) -- You got me hummin' (Cold Blood) -- I wish I knew how it would feel to be free (Cold Blood) -- Candy man (Hot tuna) -- Uncle Sam blues (Hot tuna) -- Rehearsal jam (The Rowan Brothers) -- Isn't it just a beautiful day (Lamb) -- Fresh air (Quicksilver Messenger Service) -- Mojo (Quicksilver Messenger Service) -- Volunteers/ We can be so good together (Jefferson Airplane) -- Noodle (Jerry Garcia) -- Rehearsal Jam (Jerry Garcia with New Riders of the Purple Sage) -- Casey Jones (Grateful Dead) -- Johnny B. Goode (Grateful Dead) -- White bird (It's a Beautiful Day) -- The sky is crying (The Elvin Bishop Group) -- Incident at Neshabur (Santana) -- In a silent way/jam (Santana) -- In a silent way (Santana). 94 min. DVD X1867

Fly Jefferson Airplane
Focusing on Jefferson Airplane's 1965-1973 run, Fly Jefferson Airplane incorporates complete vintage performances with brand new interviews from almost all of the band members of the time, as well as others who were along for the ride. Contents: It's no secret -- Somebody to love -- High flying bird -- White rabbit -- Martha -- Crown of creation -- Lather -- House at Pooneil Corners -- Ballad of you & me & Pooneil -- We can be together -- Plastic fantastic lover -- Volunteers -- Embryonic journey. 111 min. DVD X2830

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s
A detailed, informative, and enjoyable documentary featuring rare footage of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention throughout the 1960s, archive interviews, seldom-seen live performances, and a host of other features. Includes tracks such as: Who Are the Brain Police?, Hungry Freaks Daddy, Trouble Every Day, Brown Shoes Don't Make it, America Drinks and Goes Home, and many more. 134 min. DVD X2703

From the Journals of Jean Seberg(1995)
Directed by Mark Rappaport. Cast: Mary Beth Hurt (as Jean Seberg) This bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format. Mark Rappaport seamlessly interweaves cinema, politics, American society and culture, and film theory to inform, entertain, and move the viewer. Seberg's many marriages, as well as her film roles, are discussed extensively. Her involvement with the Black Panther Movement and subsequent investigation by the FBI is covered. Notably, details of French New Wave cinema, Russian Expressionist films, and the careers of Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, and Clint Eastwood are also examined. Much of the film is based on conjecture, but it encourages viewers to re-examine their ideas about women in film. 97 min. Video/C MM226
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Rosenbaum, Jonathan "Riddles of a Sphinx: From the Journals of Jean Seberg." In: Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons / Jonathan Rosenbaum. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. (Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA
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Gimme Shelter.
A documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the United States, focusing on a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California where a young man was killed during violence between the crowd and the Hell's Angels hired to "keep order." Includes performances by Ike and Tina Turner, the Flying Burrito Bros., and the Jefferson Airplane. Contents: The Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Flash -- (I can't get no) Satisfaction -- You Gotta Move -- Wild Horses -- Brown sugar -- Love in Vain. Tina Turner: I've Been Loving You Too Long. The Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Women -- Street Fighting Man. The Flying Burrito Bros.: Six Days on the Road. Jefferson Airplane: The Other Side of This Life. The Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Devil -- Under My Thumb -- Street Fighting Man -- Gimme Shelter. 90 min. DVD 394; Video/C 4690

History of Rock 'n' Roll.
1995. 10 videocassette ca. 60 min. each. Video/C 3939-3949. See particularly the following installments:

Britain Invades, America Fights Back. Tells the story of rock's renaissance between 1964 and 1966 as British rock groups became popular in the U.S. Includes footage of the Beatles in 1963, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and The Who, scarcely out of their teens. Jolted by the competition from Britain, American rock musicians rose to the occasion, fighting back with music that was original, energetic and in tune with a decade of change. DVD 2784; Video/C 3941

Plugging In. Recounts how rock music began to re-invent itself in the mid-60's when Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. Musical experimentation exploded with such innovators as The Byrds, The Mama's and the Papa's, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin and others. DVD 2784; Video/C 3942

My Generation. Rock musicians performing in the midst of war that was tearing America apart, set the tone for the counterculture. Included in this segment are rare footage of the underground bands of the Haight Ashbury to classic performances from Woodstock. When the era ended, it was with a grisly bang as drugs killed some of rock n' roll's biggest names. DVD 2784; Video/C 3944

Have a Nice Decade. In the early '50's blues, gospel, jazz and boggie woggie music all began to fuse into a new sound. This film examines the key players in the beginning years of rock 'n roll, including early rock n' roll performances and interviews with rock musicians. Performers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Steely Dan, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend (The Who), George Clinton, Duane Allman, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, The Wailers. DVD 2784; also VHS Video/C 3946

Punk. Film documents how punk used short and simple songs to reclaim rock and roll. We discover the genre's roots in the streetwise bohemianism of the Velvet Underground, the deliberate ugliness of Iggy Pop and the campy amateurism of the New York Dolls. We follow the meteoric rise of "punk" and its fall in England. Shortlived though the punk movement was, it opened rock up to a new wave of rock artists. Performers: Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols), Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, the Ramones, Richard Hell, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Nirvana. DVD 2784; also VHS Video/C 3947

Rock 'n' Roll series

Hullabaloo: A 1960s Music Flashback.
Performers: The Animals, Frankie Avalon, Chuck Berry, The Byrds, The Cyrkle, Sammy Davis Jr., The Four Seasons, Martha & the Vandellas, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Herman's Hermits, The Mamas & the Papas, Barry McGuire, The Moody Blues, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Peter & Gordon, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Dionne Warwick, Paul Anka, Michael Landon, Trini Lopez.

Seven television episodes along with 18 bonus performances from one of the most popular music series of the '60s, Hullabaloo. Spotlighted are some of the biggest hits and artists of the period. Each show is hosted by a guest celebrity. 255 min. DVD 367

Jimi Plays Berkeley.
Features some of Jimi Hendrix's finest ever performances filmed over two concerts at the Berkeley Community Theater on May 30, 1970. The film documented the political unrest and student uprisings in Berkeley juxtaposed against the legendary Hendrix concert. Contents Johnny B. Good -- Hear my train a comin' -- Purple haze -- I don't live today -- Hey baby (new rising son) -- Lover man -- Star spangled banner. Produced and directed by Peter Pilafian. 55 min. DVD X6638; vhs Video/C 3504

Jimi Plays Monterey: As Remembered byJohn Phillips.
A film by by D.D. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. Contents: Can you see me (2:3) -- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1:36) -- Wild thing (1:06) -- Monterey (2:06) -- Killing floor (3:01) -- Foxy lady (2:54) -- Like a rolling stone (8:24) -- Rock me baby (3:01) -- Hey Joe (3:48) -- The wind cries Mary (3:06) -- Wild thing (7:48) -- Purple Haze (3:02).49 min. Video/C 5019

Legends of the Canyon: The Origins of West Coast Rock
Delivers the story of the advent of rock music spawned in the garden of the Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon. Featuring Crosby, Stills & Nash, Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Neil Young, America ; narrated by Henry Diltz. Bonus features: Henry Diltz's 8mm silent footage, a fan's bootleg footage from Oklahoma City "Stills tour", extended interviews, the naming of Buffalo Springfield, Henry's acid trip, photo galleries. Directed by Jon Brewer. 2010. 110 min. DVD X4540

Living Theatre

Emergency.
In 1968 the experimental film troupe, Living Theatre, returned to America with a repertory of four new productions developed during their years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Their triumphant tour was in tune with the revolutionary aspirations of the late sixties, documented in this extraordinary film. 29 min. Video/C 2988

The Connection.(1961)
Filmed version of a play with the same title by Jack Gelber. Based on the Living Theatre production created in 1961, as directed by Judith Malina and designed by Julian Beck. Film version of the play The Connection, by Jack Gelber. The play is about drug addicts waiting for a heroin dealer to bring the drug necessary for them to make their "connection." To help pass the time, four jazz musicians among the addicts start to play. The film was shot in a drug addict's apartment in New York City. 105 min. Video/C 999:893

Paradise Now.
An experimental film in which lines between political action, psychotherapy, tribal ritual and experimental theater are blurred to create a tale of social and esthetic breakthrough. 105 min. DVD X2580; Video/C 2986

Signals Through the Flames.
Documentary on the Living Theater. 97 min. Video/C 1438

[Lennon, John; Ono, Yoko] John & Yoko: The Bed-in
Unable to follow up on the Amsterdam bed-in in the United States, John Lennon and Yoko Ono chose Montreal and invited the press to come to them. In John's words, "expending the least energy to maximum effect," they campaigned for world peace from a bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel for a week starting on May 26, 1969. Contains the classic live bedroom recording of "Give peace a chance." Also features "Instant karma," "Remember love," "Who has seen the wind," and the acoustic version of "Because.". 74 min. Video/C MM355

[Lennon, John; Ono, Yoko] The Dick Cavett show. John & Yoko collection
Three complete episodes of the Dick Cavett late-night talk show featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono's most candid interviews as well as some rare live performances. Second episode also includes interviews with comic Stan Freberg and scientist Robert Citron; the third episode with actress Shirley MacLaine. With new episode introductions by Cavett. Originally broadcast September 11, 1971, September 24, 1971, and May 11, 1972. 210 min. DVD X3959

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce
Christians & Jews (17 min.) -- Soundtrack from "The Lenny Bruce performance film" (59 min.). Sound/D 3

Lenny Bruce: Let the Buyer Beware[sound recording]
Contents: Disc 1. When the good road is closed, the bad road will never be open -- Disc 2. I wanna pour gas on you! -- Disc 3. Ben Webster is Jewish -- Disc 4. I wouldn't work this shithouse town for fifteen million dollars -- Disc 5. You better bring your toothbrush -- Disc 6. Sign a release? I didn't do my fag at the ballgame bit yet.

Compilation on six sound discs of approx. 120 monologues by the controversial comedian Lenny Bruce with accompanying book by the same title. Book includes biographical information including a chronology of life events, photographs of performances, and a detailed description of disc contents. 460 min. Sound/D 177

The Lenny Bruce Originals. Volume 2 [sound recording]
White collar drunks -- The defiant ones (with Eric Miller) -- The phone company -- The Steve Allen show -- Esther Costello story -- Bronchitis -- My trip to Miami -- The tribunal -- The Palladium -- Our governors -- Lima, Ohio -- Airplane glue -- Shelly Berman/Chicago/Nightclub owners -- How to relax your colored friends at parties -- The lost boy -- Marriage, divorce and motels -- Don's big dago -- Commercials.(Berkeley, CA: Fantasy, 1991, c1959) 77 min. Sound/D 12

To Is a Preposition: Come Is a Verb [sound recording]
To come -- I just do it and that's all -- Hubert's museum -- The perverse act -- Tits and ass -- Completely exposed -- A pretty bizarre show -- Blah, blah, blah -- Dirty toilet -- Would you sell out your country -- A white white woman and a black black woman. 1969. Sound/D 82

The Lenny Bruce Performance Film
One of Lenny Bruce's last nightclub performances, and an off-color animated short, "Thank You Mask Man," a parody on the Lone Ranger saga created by Bruce. August, 1965 tape of a performance in San Francisco, California. 67 min. DVD 5009; vhs Video/C 2903

Lenny Bruce Without Tears
Documentary about comedian Lenny Bruce, who died in 1966. In his personal life he was a tortured soul, and his humor was ahead of the times, but his influence was enormous. He attacked hypocrisy, racism, war and organized religion, and was rewarded by being hounded by the police. Featuring: Lenny Bruce, Steve Allen, Paul Krassner, Mort Sahl, Kenneth Tynan, Nat Hentoff, Malcolm Muggeridge. Produced & directed by Fred Baker. 1972. 75 min. DVD X5703; Video/C 4492

Live at the Curran Theater
Recorded live in San Francisco, Nov. 19, 1961. In which the artist discusses critics, definitions, his San Francisco bust, courts, juries, cops, his Philadelphia bust, corruption, obscenity, and defines Jewish and goyishe (24:18) -- In which the artist discusses "The Lie," his courtroom fantasy, George Shearing and guide dogs for the blind, Tropic of Cancer, cops and bad toilet training, and describes the Philadelphia hotel room raid (24:54) -- In which the artist describes his ride to jail in Philadelphia, jails in general, and Philadelphia lower courts (24:30) -- In which the artist fantasizes about the Shirley Beck letters and discusses blue suits, Bobby Kennedy, Russians, integration, juries, and humor (24:00) -- In which the artist recounts his fantasy with the judge, discusses Las Vegas, the paradox of obscenity, tits and ass, nuns, Paul Robeson, and Adolph Eichmann (23:55) -- In which the artist continues with the Eichmann theme, the Thomas Merton poem, Christ and Moses, legalization of pot, hillbillies, and ends with Judy Garland's farewell (24:03). Sound/D 116

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus.
An unconventional video portrait of the Fluxus movement, an international group of artists who since the early 1960s have challenged and disrupted our ideas of what art can be. The tape was produced largely in Venice in 1990, when many of the original Fluxus artists met for a major exhibition in connection with the Biennale, almost thirty years after the first iconoclastic Fluxus concerts were held in cities around the world. Employing layered manipulations of video technology, this portrait includes interviews with leading Fluxus artists, documentation of their works, and historic archival footage from thirty years of groundbreaking Fluxus performances, films, and video tapes. Featuring: Eric Andersen, Philip Corner, Henry Flynt, Ken Friedman, Jon Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Jonas Mekas, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Willem De Ridder, Ben Vautier, Emmett Williams, La Monte Young, Ay-O, Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Geoffrey Hendricks, George Maciunas, Larry Miller, Charlotte Moorman, A.O. A video by Lars Movin. 1993. 80 min. DVD X1835; vhs Video/C 3402

Monterey Pop.
A film by D.A. Pennebaker. On a June weekend in 1967, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. With his characteristic verite style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all. This compilation features three films of the Festival along with nearly every complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew. Disc 1. Monterey Pop (79 min.) -- Disc 2. Jimi plays Monterey (49 min.) ; Shake! Otis at Monterey (19 min.) -- Disc 3. The outtake performances (123 min.) Performers: The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Ravi Shankar, Otis Redding, Scott Mckenzie, Hugh Masekela, The Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Country Joe and the Fish, Canned Heat, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Janis Joplin, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Booker T. & the MG's, Mar-Keys. Special features: Outtake performances by The Association, Big Brother, and the Holding Company, The Blues Project, Buffalo Springfield, The Paul Butterfied Blues Band, The Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, The Electric flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, The Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who; audio commentaries: Festival producer Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker on Monterey Pop; music critic Charles Shaar Murray on Jimi Plays Monterey; music critic Peter Guralnick on Shake! Otis at Monterey; new video interview with Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker on the beginnings of the Festival and the making of the film ; new video interview with Phil Walden, manager of Otis Redding from 1959 to 1967; audio interviews with Festival producer Joh Phillips, Festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby; photo essay, Monterey Pop scrapbook, Theatrical trailers and radio spots. 270 min. DVD 1475; Video/C 5338

Nico Icon.
Featuring Nico, Andy Warhol, Viva, Lou Reed, John Cale, Jackson Browne, Paul Morrissey, Billy Name, Jonas Mekas, Sterling Morrison, Velvet Underground members.

A haunting documentary that seamlessly glides from the vastly entertaining to the sadly shocking, of the German model, singer and occasional actress who became the pop icon Nico. Featuring archival footage and interviews with 60's pop culture legends the film explores the deep inner scars that were buried beneath Nico, the blase femme fatale turned junkie. 67 min. Video/C 7480

Nine hundred Nights: Big Brother and the Holding Co with Janis Joplin
Traces the rise and fall of American rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, emerging in the mid 1960s from the nascent psychedelic San Francisco music scene and catapulted to fame by the introduction of Janis Joplin. Features performance excerpts, archival material and interviews. Contents: How the band got its name -- Down on me -- The new psychedelic scene -- Blow my mind -- Sam meets Peter -- James joins up with Sam & Peter -- David joins the band -- Janis joins the band -- Ball and chain -- The Avalon and the Fillmore -- Lightshows -- Drugs everywhere -- Light is faster than sound -- Combination of the two (Monterey) -- Ball and chain (Monterey)-- A new manager (Albert Grossman) -- Dope, sex and cheap thrills -- Summertime (in the recording studio) -- Bad press, mounting tensions -- Comin home (Generation Club) -- Janis leaves Big Brother -- Piece of my heart. Bonus features: Complete performance of "The Coo coo", "Ball and chain", "Piece of my heart" ; rare audio recording of "Hall of the mountain king," discography, photo gallery, biographical timelines, interview outtakes, psychedelic treats. 2001. 148 min. DVD X2832

No Direction Home
Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, and rare concert performances. A film by Martin Scorsese. 2005. 207 min. DVD 4394

The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965
Director Murrary Lerner captures Bob Dylan's metamorphosis from folk prodigy to rock's fiercely confrontational poet who would electrify and inspire an entire nation and become the voice of his generation. 83 min. DVD 8841

Rock & Roll. Video/C 4158-4162. See in particular the following installments:

Shakespeares in the Alley. Looks at the towering influences of Bob Dylan and the Beatles on rock and roll and "folk rock". This film includes footage of performances by Dylan and the Beatles and interviews with Beatles producer George Martin, Dylan musician Al Kooper, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of the Byrds and poet Allen Ginsberg. Video/C 4159

Crossroads. Traces the blues which changed the sound of rock and roll, from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to the UK, where this earthy rich sound inspired a host of young British musicians bored with the pop music of the day. Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck tell how their hits introduced American rock fans to their own indigenous blues masters, like Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker. Video/C 4160

Blues in Technicolor. Takes viewers on a trip into the psychedelic rock world of the late 60's and early 70's. Using interviews with the Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd, this film shows how a bohemian folk culture based in San Francisco set off an international explosion of musical experimentation and eclecticism--much of it drug-inspired. Video/C 4160

Punk. Explores two late 70's musical innovations: punk and reggae. In New York, members of Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and the Ramones tell how they inadvertently created the cynical, urban sound that became punk rock. In London, punk takes off with the Sex Pistols, and members of the Wailers and the Clash) recall how Jamaican reggae crossed international boundaries, deeply influencing punk and pop rock. The Perfect Beat begins at a time when megastars like Bruce Springsteen, and Metallica filled arenas around the world and moves on to chronicle the rise of a new musical form: rap. From Grandmaster Flash to Run-DMC, from De La Soul to British innovators New Order to the Beastie Boys, the program traces the evolution of this new sound in the 80's and early 90's. Film shows how superstars like Madonna and Prince folded rap, techno and house, into their music, and how MTV ultimately embraced it. Video/C 4162

History of Rock & Roll series

Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile
In the spring of 1971, the Rolling Stones reluctantly departed the U.K. to take up residence in France. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcote in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band's masterpiece, Exile on Main Street. Tells the story in the band's own words and through extensive archive footage of their time away from England and the creation of this extraordinary double album, which many regard as their finest achievement. Director, Stephen Kijak. 2010. 145 min. DVD X4575

San Francisco Mime Troupe
Taped for an archive of Bay Area theater. Performed by the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the oldest political comedy theater in America. DVD 8934 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 526
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[San Francisco Mime Troupe] Have You Heard of the San Francisco Mime Troupe?
Interviews with members of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a satirical political street theater which began in the 60's, interspersed with footage from the troupe's performances. Producers/directors, Don Lenzer, Fred Wardenburg. 1967 51 min. DVD 3987 (preservation copy); also VHS Video/C 7145

Sympathy for the Devil
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Using both documentary and staged sequences, this film alternates between an inside look at the Rolling Stone's recording process and reflections on contemporary politics and aesthetics. One half of the film focuses on the recording of the song "Sympathy for the devil" by the Rolling Stones while the other half of the film presents a series of sequences dealing with issues like black power, pornography, racism and Marxism. These sequences provide a chance for Godard to inject political commentary and musings on the nature of cinema and serve as counterpoint to the direct presentation of the creative process seen in the Stones' studio sessions. Special DVD features: One plus one (director's cut, 97 min.) ; Original theatrical trailer ; Voices, 1968 documentary about Jean-Luc Godard (43 min.) ; Stills gallery ; Promotional material archive ; Biographies ; Synopsis ; Motion menus ; Chapter points. 1968. 101 min. DVD 8449; vhs Video/C 6460

The T.A.M.I. Show
Host: Jan & Dean. Performers: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Supremes, Ike & Tina Turner. In 1965, thirteen of the world's top teenage recording acts were assembled for a spectacular show. This disc features the complete T.A.M.I. Show, one of the greatest rock concerts ever filmed. Jan & Dean introduces all 13 artists, whose exceptional vintage performances make it clear why these groups influenced an entire generation and are still making the top ten twenty years later. 141 min. DVD 9359

Television Advertisements of the 60's

MRC's Commercials and Advertisements videography for a more extensive listing of 1960's TV commercials

Automobile Advertising of the 60's Ads: Volkswagen (4 adds)--Vespa (2)--Comet (1)--Ford trucks (2)--Volvo (2)--Chrysler (2)--Pontiac (1)-- Chevrolet (3)--Buick (2)--Fury (1)--Ford cars (3)-- Oldsmobile (2)--Dodge trucks (3)--Plymouth (2)-- Rambler Marlin (1)--Honda motorcycles (2)--Sprite (1)-- Falcon (2)--Impala (2)--Karmann Ghia (1)--Thunderbird. 47 min. Video/C 6481

Beer Advertising of the 60's Ads: Carling Black Label (14 adds)--Lucky Genuine Draft (2)--Schaefer (2)--Schlitz (4)--Country Club malt-- Ballantine--Busch (3)--Pfeiffer--Colt .45 malt-- Falstaff (2)--Iron City (2)--Koehler (2)--Spur malt-- Budweiser--Pearl Dark draft (3)--Drewry's draft (2)-- Rheingold (2)--Utica Club (3)--Labatt's (2)--Duke--Old Style (2)--Rainier (2)--French 76 sparkling malt--Oertel's 92--Narragansett--Genesee. 55 min. Video/C 6484<p>

Cosmetic Advertising of the 60's Ads: Fabulous fakes (2 adds)--Noxzema (7)--Yardley (3)-- Maybelline (4)--Cover Girl--Diamond Deb--First hand foam (3)--Pretty face--Coty cremestick--Avon (5)--Max Factor--Pacquins--Pond's--Fabulash--Desert flower (2)-- Chantilly perfume--Bourjois--Clairol (2)--Crepe de Chine--Sunbeam shavers--Ambush perfume--Hind's lotion-- Oh de London cologne--Tigresse & Brut--My Island cologne--Revlon Intimate--Tabu perfume--Hazel Bishop--Jergens lotion. 45 min. Video/C 6487

[Warhol, Andy] For films by and about Andy Warhol, SEE Experimental/Avant Garde videography

Woodstock: Tree Days of Music and Peace
A film by Michael Wadleigh. Partial contents: Freedom / Richie Havens -- Joe Hill / Joan Baez -- We're not gonna take it / The Who -- With a little help from my friends / Joe Cocker -- I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die-rag / Country Joe and the Fish -- Coming into Los Angeles / Arlo Guthrie -- Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Crosby, Stills & Nash -- I'm going home / Ten Years After -- Rainbows all over your blues / John Sebastian -- At the hop / Sha-Na-Na -- Soul sacrifice / Santana -- I want to take you higher / Sly and the Family Stone -- The Star-Spangled banner / Jimi Hendrix.

DVD 1881: The entire performance of every artist was filmed at Woodstock. This footage has been archived since that history-making weekend and has only recently been re-discovered. Never before has the complete performance been shown, before now. Special features [DVD X1881]: New retrospective: The Museum at Bethel Woods: the story of the sixites & Woodstock; Woodstock: untold stories [2 hours of musical performances as never seen before]; Woodstock: from festival to feature [comprehensive featurette gallery chroniciling the Festival and the filming from start to finish, interwoven with interviews.] 1970. 184 min. DVD X1881 [3-disc version]; DVD 452; Video/C 2945

Schowalter, Daniel F. ""Remembering the Dangers of Rock and Roll: Toward a Historical Narrative of the Rock Festival." Critical Studies in Media Communication, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 86-102, Mar 2000

Woodstock Diary 1969: Friday Saturday Sunday
The Woodstock diary is an enthralling "Fly on the wall" documentary about the creation of Woodstock and of the actual three-day event itself. Directed by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. 180 min. DVD X3015

World's Fair 1964 : Relive the Wonder
Part futuristic exhibition, part glittery strip mall, the 1964 New York World's Fair was planned amid the optimism of the late 1950s, but the Fair's two year run often mirrored the chaos of the 1960s. This film, set to a historical backdrop of world events, draws on the memories of fairgoers who found hope for the future in an understanding of other cultures presented at the Fair. 2000. 60 min. DVD 545; Video/C 5842

Hippies, Yippies, Youth Culture, Counterculture

Brink of Disaster
How 1960s activism "threatens" American moral, religious and ethical principles.
From: Part I: Internet Moving Image Archive.

Part II: Internet Moving Image Archive.

Part I
Part II

Buses and Vans.
A tour of various "hippie" vans parked by the panhandle in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. Student architecture project recorded in 1971. Video/C 2301

Can You Pass the Acid Test? Vol. 2[Sound Recording]
Featuring: The Grateful Dead, the Merry Band of Pranksters, Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs. Red, White and Blue meet the black Vietnam Day, 1966: Hawgs are comin. -- Sound city acid test, 1965: Ken Kesey interview -- Babbs & harmonica -- Take two -- Bull -- Peggy the pistol -- One way ticket -- Bells and fairies -- Levitation -- Trip X -- The end.

In 1965 in a recording studio in San Francisco Kesey and Babbs and the Pranksters took over the place to reconnect all the microphones so the Pranksters could get the famous figure eight reverberation configuration working before the Grateful Dead showed up. They came late, and Kesey et. al. were high and kept getting higher as the recording progressed, till by dawn nine hours of takes had been laid down on the eight track. Originally recorded in 1965 in San Francisco, California. 74 min. Sound/D 61

Can You Pass the Acid Test? Vol. 2[Sound Recording]
Featuring: Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs, Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy), Caroline Adams (Mountain Girl), Jerry Garcia.

Head has become fat -- Stars tell a story -- Out in the jungle -- Tarnished Gallahad -- Large soft woman -- Go head up on -- Anouncement -- Musical interlude -- Space flight -- Space jam -- Butcher is back -- Musicians exploratory.

One week before LSD became illegal in California, Kesey and Babbs interacted with a crowd in performance at S.F. State, with a live broadcast by the local radio station. Originally recorded on October 1, 1966 in San Francisco, California.68 min. Sound/D 62

Commune
A look at the Black Bear Ranch commune, a community founded in 1968 in the Klamath Wilderness and how a group of counterculture leaders attempted to create a utopian society. Each person at the Black Bear Ranch commune had their own idea of what freedom might be and their utopia was further complicated by FBI surveillance, the birth of children, and an extreme cult. Special features: Black Bear Family album and history; Extended Peter Coyote interview; Uncensored-The "Bare Truth" of communal living; Secret FBI file on Black Bear Ranch; Filmakers biography; Original theatrical trailer. 2006. 78 min. DVD 8675

Days of Rage and Wonder: Hippies(The Sixties)
The film describes what happened during the 1960s and the effects of the Hippie "counter-culture" on American society right up to the present time. History Channel. 2009. 100 min. DVD X748

The Diggers of San Francisco (Les Diggers de San Francisco).
In 1965, while thousands of young people converged on San Francisco to protest the American way of life, the theater group The Diggers set up the Haight Ashbury free commune by means of guerrilla theater and street performances. Through interviews with members of the group and others this film looks at the evolution and experiences of the Diggers Theater Group, their eventual migration to a commune in Marin County and the impact of their performances. A film by Celine Deransart et Alice Gaillard. 1998. 84 min. DVD X2723; Video/C 7270

Flashing on the Sixties
A compilation of the sights and sounds of the 1960's, a decade of love and war, resistance and rebellion, acid, Woodstock, hippie communes, free love, free kitchens and flower power including interviews with those who lived it first hand. Based on the book of photographs of the same title by Lisa Law. Bonus features: Theatrical trailers, 1960s newsreel footage. 60 min. DVD 2546

God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance
A film by Les Blank. "Hippies and flower children dance and create rituals at the historic Los Angeles "Love-In" of Easter Sunday, 1967. This '60s classic documents a once-in a lifetime phenomenon, preserving all the fashions, energy and idealism of the first "alternative lifestyles." Psychedelic special effects!" [From Flower Films catalog] 20 minutes. Video/C 4690

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Getting High: A History of LSD
Explores the legacy of LSD and its impact on society, aided by scholars who examine its history in the context of the role of hallucinogens in societies throughout history. The presentation visits the lab where the drug was first synthesized by Albert Hoffmann in 1943. Thirty years later, after Timothy Leary and Aldous Huxley brought the drug into the public eye, its role in the cultural upheavals of the 1960's is still debated. The film also examines the controversial tests conducted by the CIA and the U.S. military as well as tests by other nations. Originally broadcast as a segment of the A&E series History's mysteries. 1999. 50 min. Video/C 7223

Haight Ashbury in the Sixties!
This CD-ROM is a documentary and interactive time capsule about the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the 1960's. It contains Allen Cohen's "The Rise & Fall of the Haight-Ashbury", articles, poetry, and artwork from "The San Francisco Oracle", photos, video clips, and music by The Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother with Janis Joplin. It also contains a resource catalog of contributors, featuring biographies and available work of each artist, photographer, filmmaker, videographer, writer, poet, musician and song writer that contributed to this title. Also included is "Drop Out", an interactive game for 1-6 players. Compu/D 319

Hippie Masala: Forever in India
In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies traveled East in the search for a 'pure' life. This film documents aging flower children who later found a new way of life in India. Indian peasants assumed that a severe drought in the West was the reason for their migration. India’s holy men saw it as a search for spirituality. Most moved back to their home countries after a few months or years while others stayed for good embracing this land of ancient traditions and transcendent pleasures as their own. Bonus features: original trailer, additional interviews "An American's epiphany" and "A moment of truth." Directed by Ulrich Grossenbacher. 2008. 93 min. DVD X2769

The Hippie Temptation
A CBS News presentation that manages a balancing act between a sober critical analysis of the idealistic and sometime naive youth revolution centered in Haight-Asbury and a cynical and culturally bigoted dismissal of the values of this subculture that challenged this very same cynicism and bigotry. Contains period film footage of life in the "Haight," the geographic location most credited with the genesis of the psychedelic movement, some dualistically troubling footage of drug abuse and psychiatric treatment, and a special focus on the band whose home was considered to be the "city hall" of the subculture, The Grateful Dead, who not only give eloquent voice to the values of this new society but who also evince their principles with a free performance at Golden Gate Park. 1967. 50 min. DVD 8569

The Hippies
Host, William F. Buckley, Jr.; guests : Lewis Yablonsky, chairman, Dept. of Sociology, San Fernando State College, California ; Ed Sanders, poet and musician with the rock group The Fugs ; and Jack Kerouac, novelist and icon of the Beat Generation. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on September 3, 1968. 50 min. DVD X2672

Hofmann's Potion
Discovered in 1943 by Albert Hofmann, LSD was hailed as a powerful tool to treat alcoholism and drug addiction and to provide a window into schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Aldous Huxley and others promoted the drug as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. This film chronicles the drug's early days, and features interviews with many LSD pioneers. c2002. 57 min. Video/C 9744

Intrepid Traveller and his Merry Band of Pranksters Look for a Cool Place. Episode One, a Journey to the East. (1999)
A work in progress by Ken Kesey; produced and directed by John Purdie. It was 1964 and Beatnics, "the Pranksters," and other psychedelic revolutionaries were gathering together in California with Ken Kesey, who had just written "Sometimes a great notion." The publication party was to be in "Madhattan" in the middle of June. So they bought a bus, painted it and hit the road sharing such adventures as the bus stuck in Arizona and the loss of a Prankster in Houston, plus numerous wild adventures inside the bus, with Neal Cassady at the wheel, rapping and rolling. Following the main feature join them as they take the bus to Britain and Ireland, touring, performing, and widening the consciousness of all they meet. Featuring Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs, Neal Cassady, Faye Kesey, O.B. Babbs, Linda Williams ("Anonymous"), Caroline Adams ("Mountain girl"), Sunshine Kesey, Michael Hagen, John Swan. Contents: Intrepid traveller and his merry band of pranksters look for a cool place (54 min.) -- Bone us tuff! (Bonus stuff, 15 min.) -- On the road again (34 min.). 103 min. Video/C 7009

KPFA On The Air
In 1949, America's first listener-supported community radio station, KPFA, began broadcasting from Berkeley, Calif. The station quickly became a living testament to free speech and cultural diversity -- a vital community of the air that often found itself embroiled in conflict. This film reviews KPFA's passionate 50-year history, including its founding by pacifists and poets, through alternative news coverage of the McCarthy hearings, peace issues, race relations, nuclear disarmanent, nuclear power, student protests, the Black Panther Movement, and the Vietnam War, to the present day challenges that confront this ongoing experiment in democratic media. 2000. 56 min. Video/C 7063

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The Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg.
Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities. Includes interviews with contemporaries of his cultural era. 82 min. DVD 6808; Video/C 3463

The Beat Generation & Its Circle: Audio and Video Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries

Love in the Streets: Hippies in Haight-Ashbury
Part of the series The Fabulous Sixties that Reviews the events, personalities, cultural and social trends, and business and sports achievements responsible for making the 1960's a decade of sharp contrasts. Peter Jennings, narrator. Originally broadcast as a television series in 1970. DVD 7877 Disc 3:

The Love Prophet and the Children of God
A riveting inside look at one of the world's most enigmatic religious movements and its infamous founder, David Berg. Bringing together a band of hippies and drop-outs in 1968 Berg preached the notorious practice of sleeping with potential converts to win over souls. Branded the "sex for salvation cult" by the media, this bizarre sexual approach enticed a new flock of converts swelling membership to well over 50,000 by the late seventies. c1998. 57 min. Video/C 8971

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest, ' set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair, joined by 'The Merry Band of Pranksters, ' a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's 'On the Road, 'and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Special features: Deleted scenes; Ken Kesey's first "Trip" (uncut audio recording); HDNet: A look at Magic trip; commentary with directors Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood. Directed by Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood. 2011. 107 min. DVD X7153

Neal at the Wheel[Sound Recording]
Deleware Memorial Bridge -- New York 100 -- Movie script -- Lemans -- Pass -- 4th dimensional beings -- New York 70 -- Cop stopped -- Ticket -- Cassady 805 -- Gas stop -- Concerto NJ Turnpike -- Seven back sprocket.

Neal Cassady rapping and driving Ken Kesey's bus on the New Jersey Turnpike in the summer of 1964. Experience 50 miles with Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters as Neal Cassady performs his famous New Jersey Turnpike rap. Originally recorded on June 25, 1964. 74 min. Sound/D 65

Neal Cassady, Drive 1[Sound Recording]
First of the "Drive tapes," recorded in an old Plymouth station wagon set up with earphones and mike, with Neal Cassady ripping and rapping and ranting and wrenching at the steering wheel and tromping on the foot pedals from midnight to dawn. Recorded by Ken Kesey and Caroline Adams (Mountain Girl). Originally recorded in the 1960's. 60 min. Sound/D 63

Neal Cassady, Drive 2[Sound Recording]
This second of the "Drive tapes," takes up where the first one left off. Recorded in an Old Plymouth station wagon set up with earphones and mike, Neal Cassady rapps and rants and wrenches at the steering wheel while tromping on the foot pedals from midnight to dawn. Recorded by Ken Kesey and Caroline Adams (Mountain Girl). Originally recorded in the 1960's. 59 min. Sound/D 64

Neal Cassady in the Backhouse, On the Road
Initially known as the subject of Jack Kerouc's book, On the road, this video contains vintage footage of Neal Cassady filmed in the prime of the 1960's. Now listen to Cassady's raps, and watch his moves and discover why he was called the fastest man alive. 1990. 52 min. Video/C MM196

Oracle Rising
A Video by Claire Burch. A view of the unforgettable phenomenon of the Haight Ashbury in the Sixties chronicled through music, psychedelic images and narration. 60 min. Video/C 5523

Peyote to LSD, A Psychedelic Odyssey
Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History Channel TV Special, his former student Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Shot around the planet, from Canada to the Amazon, we experience rarely seen native hallucinogenic ceremonies and find out the true events leading up to the Psychedelic Sixties. 100 min. DVD X747

The Psychedelic Experience
The first film broadcast nationally that dealt with psychedelic experimentation. Presents a collage of narration, moving swirling scenes and music meant to convey the experience. Introduction, Timothy Leary ; Ralph Metzner reads selections from the Tibetan Book of the Dead ; original music, Ravi Shankar. A film by Allen Willis and Jean Millay; by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert. 1965. 24 min. DVD X5456

Ram Dass: Fierce Grace.
Richard Alpert, after being expelled from Harvard in 1963 for experimenting with LSD, morphed into Ram Dass, a serious and much loved spiritual leader, author and lecturer. This film visits Ram Dass in 2001 as he remakes his life since suffering a stroke five years ago. Balances fascinating, often hilarious footage from the hippie era with contemporary material and interviews with Ram Dass and his associates. 2001. 93 min. Video/C 9310

Red Spring, The Sixties.(The Cold War series)
In the Soviet bloc, communist rule stifles ambition and achievement. Soviet defense expenditure cripples economic growth. The young lust for totems of America's youth culture--blue jeans and rock-n-roll. In Czechoslovakia, Dubcek attempts limited reform, but in 1968, Soviet force crushes the Prague Spring. 47 min. Video/C 5739 (See MRC East/West Europe videography for complete series listing)

Rubber Soul: a Hippie Trip to India
A documentary in which "old hippies" and "post hippies" explain their original reasons for traveling to India in the 60's, why they stayed in India and their past and current life philosophies. A documenty by Alexis Racionero Ragué. [Barcelona] : Tangerine Dreams Prod., 2005. 65 min. DVD X1972

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie
Goes from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney), an American entertainer and activist for peace, best known for his hippie appearance, personality and beliefs. Wavy's own words are blended with stories from an array of fellow travelers both cultural and counter-cultural, revealing the man behind the clown's grin and the fool's clothing. Audiences will come to know the activist, optimist, and healer who reaches beyond political, economic, and cultural divisions in his commitment to social change and the alleviation of human suffering. Directed by Michelle Esrick. 2009. 86 min. DVD X7128

The Same River Twice
Working as river guides for much of the 1970s, the director and his friends lived an unscheduled, communal, and often naked outdoor life. This film shows their month-long river trip back in 1978, interspersed with interviews 20 years later of five people from that trip, in which they discuss their lives and the choices they have made since then, revealing an intimate depiction of baby-boomers who took the Sixties seriously, and then grew up. Directed by Robb Moss. 2003. 78 min. DVD 3583

San Francisco Oracle
CD-ROM: Digital edition of the San Francisco oracle underground newspaper with all 12 issues printed. Published in the Haight Ashbury from 1966 to 1968, it was one of the most unique and beautiful publications of the '60s, notable for its extraordinary graphic design by major San Francisco artists, the rainbow colors and the cultural explorations in its articles, interviews and poetry. DVD: Contains a 30-minute interview with Allen Cohen, the original editor and founder of the Oracle, and a film by Claire Burch called "Oracle rising," about Haight Ashbury and the creation of the Oracle. Compu/D 584

Spirit of the Time(Netherlands, 1968)
The filmmaker's camera captures the spirit of the sixties in this examination of the hippy movement and protests against the war in Vietnam. 42 min. DVD 6638

Summer of Love
A look into the hippie revolution of San Francisco during the '60s, and how the free love and music turned into a life of drug use, violence, and broken dreams. Through interviews with a broad range of individuals who lived through the Summer of Love -- police officers walking the beat, teenage runaways who left home without looking back, non-hippie residents who resented the invasion of their community, and scholars who still have difficulty interpreting the phenomenon -- presents a complex portrait of the notorious event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement. Produced and directed by Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco. 2007. 60 min. DVD 8078

Timothy Leary's Dead
An enlightened trip through the life, times, death, and the possible cloning/re-birth of Timothy Leary, the Harvard professor who was fired for leading the counter-culture and psychedelic revolution of the 1960's. c1998. 85 min. Video/C 6325

Timothy Leary's Last Trip
Recounts the life of Timothy Leary, psychologist, LSD experimenter, and guru of the psychedelic revolution, and his first meeting with Ken Kesey, with footage of the 1964 trip by Kesey and the Merry Pranksters across the U.S. in their psychedelic bus. When Leary is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Kesey and the Pranksters decide on a last trip, with Leary, to the Hog Farm's annual "pig-nic," for a final reunion. 57 min. DVD 2546

The Trips Festival Movie
Long before there were raves and the Burning Man Festival, there was the Trips Festival. Many point to this wild weekend in San Francisco, in January, 1966, as the beginning of the Sixties. Features footage of the festival with interviews with Trips Festival organizers including Stewart Brand, Ken Kesey and Bill Graham. Original footage from the festival at the Longshoremen's Hall, North Point, San Francisco, January 21-23, 1966. Bonus features (ca. 40 min.): Ben Van Meter's original Trips Festival film ; panel discussion with Bob Weir, Stewart Brand, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, Ramon Sender, Roland Jacopetti, Ben Van Meter and Eric Christensen. 60 min. DVD 8842

Turn on the Revolution. (The Rebels)
In 1959 a twenty-six year old creative writing student named Ken Kesey became a guinea pig for LSD experiments conducted by the CIA and later used this experience to write "One flew over the cuckoo's nest." Timothy Leary, a Harvard research psychologist turned rebel guru, told people to "Turn on, tune in, drop out!" while an anti-war activist named Abbie Hoffman led a peace demonstration at the 1968 Chicago democratic convention. This film delves into the world of hippies and yippies; young people who put themselves at risk in pursuit of "perception" and democratic freedom. 1998. 47 min. Video/C 7446

The World of LSD.
A discussion between Dr. Timothy Leary and William F. Buckley on LSD and other psychedelic drugs. Originally a doctor of clinical psychology, Leary made LSD the basis of a "new religion." Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on April 10, 1967. 50 min. DVD X2724

Yippie!
Using segments of news footage interspersed with segments of silent films, the 1968 Democratic Convention held in Chicago is presented from the Yippies' point-of-view. Opening frame indicates that the film is the "Official Statement of the Youth International Party." 13 min. Video/C 5802

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The Movies Take on the 60s and 70s

The following is a highly selective list which includes both films made in the 1960s and 1970s that capture the spirit of those decades, and recent films set in 60s and 70s.

Bibliography of books/articles about cinema of the 60s and 70s

Afros, Macks, 'n Zodiacs.
Vol. 1: A Compilation of Some of the Best Black Action Films of the 1970's Features clips and trailer attractions from black action motion pictures that were filmed and released in the 1970s. "You'll see Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones-- two chicks with guts. And what about that bad-ass Fred "The Hammer" Williams, shotful of lead and he still ain't dead! You'll visit The Mack Superfly and Blacula--these brothers have drive and don't take no jive! So turn on your black light, sit back and dig this compilation of Black action!" Films reviewed: Blacula, Monkey Hustle, The Mack, Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde, Dolemite, Cleopatra Jones, Foxy Brown, Ebony ivory and jade, Black belt Jones, Shaft, Super dude, Cotton comes to Harlem, Trouble man, Super fly, Lets do it again, Which way is up?, Black Caeser, Hell up in Harlem, Cool breeze, The human tornado, Disco godfather, Sheba Baby, Black mama white mama, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, Scream Blacula scream, soul to soul, That man Bolt, The soul of Nigger Charlie, Across 110th street, The big bird cage, Book of numbers, Trick baby, Truck Turner and more. 91 min. Video/C 6028

Alfie (UK, 1965)
Director, Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron. A wild and ribald comedy, filled with sex and sin, about a successful London playwright who is also a shallow womanizer trying to figure out what life is all about. 113 min. DVD 558
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

Aldgate, Tony. "Alfie." History Today, Vol. 46, October 1996 UC users only
Carson, Bruce. "Comedy, sexuality and "Swinging London" films." Journal of Popular British Cinema nr 1 (1998); p 48-62.
Fuller, Graham. "Ordinary Bloke." Film Comment v. 40 no. 2 (March/April 2004) p. 26-7, 29-30, 32, 34, 36 UC users only
Shonfield, Katherine. "Wives and Lovers: The 1960s Office Interior: Alfie, The Apartment, and Darling." In: Walls have feelings : architecture, film and the city / Katherine Shonfield. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Envi Design PN1995.9.C513 S535 2000)
Spence, S.A. "What?s it all about, Alfie? Antisocial males in the early films of Sir Michael Caine." Medical Humanities 2004;30:27-31 UC users only

Alice's Restaurant (1969)
Director, Arthur Penn. Cast: Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick, Michael McClanathan, Geoff Outlaw, Tina Chen, Kathleen Dabney, Lee Hays, Pete Seeger. Based on the Arlo Guthrie song, this film is an episodic commentary on American youth in the late 60s, presenting a time when young men avoided the draft and peace and love were the passwords of an entire generation. One whacky dilemma after another occur during Arlo's search for himself including a confrontation with the draft board, a visit to his dying father, gigs in New York and romps with his friend Alice who runs a small restaurant. 111 min. DVD 512
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Bergh, Lily Van den. "Alice's Restaurant." Sight and Sound 38:2 (1969:Spring) p.67 UC users only
French, Philip. "Alice's Restaurant." Sight and Sound Issue: 39:1 (1969/1970:Winter) p.44 UC users only
Holtan, Orley I. "The Agrarian Myth in "Midnight Cowboy, Alice's Restaurant, Easy Rider" and "Medium Cool" Journal of Popular Culture 4:1 (1970:Summer) p.273 UC users only
Lev, Peter "Alice's Restaurant." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Murphy, Bren Ortega; Harder, Jeffery Scott. "1960s counterculture and the legacy of American myth: A study of three films." Canadian Review of American Studies, 1993, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p57, 22p UC users only

Almost Famous(2000)
Directed by Cameron Crowe. Cast: Cast: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music. 124 min. DVD 1106
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Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand); Breakthrough Artist (Kate Hudson)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

Bozza, Anthony. "A Boy's Life (in Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll)." Rolling Stone, Oct2000, Issue 851, p62, 6p UC users only
Crowe, Cameron. "Almost Famous." Literary Cavalcade, Feb2001, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p19, 3p UC users only
Doherty, Thomas. "Almost Famous." Cineaste, 2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p50, 3p UC users only
Olsen, Mark. "The Uncool." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p61, 5p UC users only

Crowe, Cameron. Almost famous / Cameron Crowe. London ; New York : Faber and Faber, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .A3248 2000)

Beatles Cartoons. Volume 1-4
Presents all thirty-nine episodes of the animated television series featuring the songs and adventures of the Beatles with sing-along segments. Directed by Jack Stokes. Originally aired 1965-1967. DVD X4959

Les Amants réguliers (Regular Lovers) (France, 2005)
Directed by Philippe Garrel. Cast: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Eric Rulliat, Nicolas Bridet, Mathieu Genet, Raissa Mariotti, Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Rebecca Convenant. Regular Lovers is a rapturous paean to Paris in '68 love, youth, and disillusionment. A student poet is grappling in tumult with a doomed romance of the famous Parisian riots. 175 min. DVD 8142
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Awards
César Awards, France
Venice Film Festival - Silver Lion, Best Director

Baadasssss!
Produced and directed by Mario Van Peebles Cast: Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Terry Crews, Ossie Davis, David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Schiavelli, Khleo Thomas, Mario Van Peebles, Karimah Westbrook, Rainn Wilson. A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble's struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70's. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned. 2004. 109 min. DVD 3540

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Baader (Germany / UK, 2002)
Directed by Christopher Roth. Cast: Frank Giering, Laura Tonke, Vadim Glowna, Birge Schade. A fact-based drama that conveys a lot about the life, thinking and hopes of those who became known as terrorists in the RAF, people who thought of themselves as terrorists when they were still only a group of bourgeois youngsters looking for their way. 110 min. DVD 4569
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Preece, Julian. "Between Identification and Documentation, 'Autofiction' and 'Biopic': The Lives of the RAF." German Life & Letters; Oct2003, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p363, 14p UC users only
Rasch, Ilka. "The Generation Gap: The Reappropriation of the Red Army Faction in Contemporary German Film." In: Generational shifts in contemporary German culture / edited by Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Susanne Vees-Gulani. Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PT111 .G36 2010)
Stott, Rosemary. "Revolutionary Fiction: The Baader Meinhof Complex and other representations of the Red Army Faction in German film." Twentieth Century Communism, May2010, p180-196, 17p

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) (Germany | France | Czech Republic, 2008)
Directed by Uli Edel. Cast: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Stipe Erceg, Niels Bruno Schmidt, Vinzenz Kiefer, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Lommatzsch, Sebastian Blomberg, Heino Ferch, Jan Josef Liefers, Hannah Herzsprung, Tom Schilling, Bruno Ganz. Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. Based on the book by Stefan Aust. Bonus features: Disc 1. The making of The Baader Meinhof complex. Disc 2. The actors on their roles; Scoring Baader; On authenticity; Behind the scenes; Interview with author Stefan Aust; Interview with writer-producer Bernd Eichinger. 149 min. DVD X2915
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Beat Girl (UK, 1962)
Directed by Edmond T. Greville; featuring Gillian Hills, David Farrar, Christopher Lee, Adam Faith, Oliver Reed, Noelle Adam. This is the British version of Rebel Without a Cause, set in the beatnik world where jaded restless kids rule the night in smokey coffee bars, at suicidal chickie runs and at wild impromptu parties. 79 min. vhs 999:1745
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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me (1971)
Directed by Jeffrey Young. Cast: Barry Primus, David Downing, Susan Tyrrell, Philip Shafer, Bruce Davison. Though set in 1958, the original novel by Richard Fariña spoke most loudly to the post-Beat Generation hippies of the next decade. The plot centers around a sixties activist who is trying to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958. Amidst the jive-talk and the scrungy clothing, the film contains a few sex scenes obligatory to the beatnik lifestyle. Based on a novel by Richard Fariña. 91 min. DVD X6624
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Berkeley (2005)
Directed by Bobby Roth. Cast: Nick Roth, Laura Jordan, Henry Winkler, Sarah Carter, Tom Morello, Jake Newton, Sebastian Tillinger, Bonnie Bedelia. The story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and roll, and political activism which turns his world upside down and leaves him on a path of exploration and self-discovery, far from the life of his conservative businessman father. Songs by Country Joe & The fish ; original songs by Tom Morello ; music by Christopher Frank ; edited by Carsten Becker and Emily Wallin. 88 min. DVD 9887
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The Big Chill (1983)
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Cast: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Jobeth Williams. Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to reevaluate his or her life and re-establish their bonds. Special features: Theatrical trailer, deleted scenes and a retrospective documentary called: The big chill, a reunion / written, directed by Laurent Bouzereau. 106 min. DVD 3328
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Carey, Melissa; Hannan, Michael. "Case study 2: The big chill." In: Popular music and film / edited by Ian Inglis. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2003. ( Music ML2075 .P66 2003)
Charney, Mark J. "'It's a Cold War Out There': Redefining the Family in Contemporary American Film." In: Beyond the stars: Vol. 5: Themes and ideologies in American popular film / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (Main and Moffitt: PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990)
Jasinski, James. "(Re)constituting community through narrative argument: Eros and philia in The Big Chill." Quarterly Journal of Speech, Nov93, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p467, 20p UC users only
Kaplan, Michael. "Imagining Citizenship as Friendship in The Big Chill." Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 91, no. 4, pp. 423-455, Nov 2005 UC users only
Lev, Peter "The End of the Sixties: Nashville, Shampoo, Between the Lines, The Return of the Seacaucus Seven, The Big Chill." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Shumway, David M. "Rock 'n' Roll Sound Tracks and the Production of Nostalgia." Cinema Journal, Winter99, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p36-51, 16p UC users only
Silver, Isidore. "Big Chill, Big Deal." Society, Volume 21, Number 3 / March, 1984 UC users only
Troy, Gil. "The big chill and the great reconciliation: where the sixties meet the eighties." In: Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s / Gil Troy. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005. Main (Gardner) Stacks and Moffitt E169.12 .T765 2005 DUE 04-19-10)

Blow-up (1966)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles. A young London photographer believes he was an inadvertent witness to murder and that a picture he took may be incriminating evidence. "In 1966, "Blow-Up," Michelangelo Antonioni's deliberate, daring look at the emerging counterculture and the nature of reality versus illusion, became the most commercially popular art film ever in the United States. But Antonioni's cut rarely has been screened since, for one of the same reasons it became so popular: It was the first studio-distributed film to feature a flash of pubic hair. The...DVD release provides an opportunity for viewers who have seen only the various films that bear it tribute, most notably Brian De Palma's "Blow Out," to see if the inspiration lives up to its reputation." [Detroit Free Press] 109 min. DVD 2213; vhs 999:75
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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Directed by Paul Mazursky. Cast: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon. Bob and his wife Carol are a sophisticated California couple who attend a secluded institute for group therapy. Their original intention is to merely observe, but they become so involved that they decide to test the strength of their marital trust and honesty by experimenting with mutually tolerated affairs. Ted and Alice are their closest friends who find themselves continually amused at the lastest Bob & Carol sexual adventures until finally they are invited to liberate themselves in a one-bed menage a quatre. 105 min. DVD X5016
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Farber, Stephen. "Couples." Hudson Review 23:1 (1970:Spring) p.103 UC users only

Boogie Nights(1997)
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Nicole Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman. A film that throws the covers back on California's adult entertainment industry in the swinging seventies through the story of rising porn star Dirk Diggler. A touching and humorous portrait of a most unusual family of filmmakers brought to life with a sizzling seventies soundtrack. 155 min. DVD X1036; vhs 999:2773
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Goss, Brian Michael. "Academic Journal "Things Like This Don't Just Happen": Ideology and Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia." Journal of Communication Inquiry, Apr2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p171, 22p UC users only
Sickels, Robert C. "1970s Disco Daze: Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights and the Last Golden Age of Irresponsibility." Journal of Popular Culture, Spring2002, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p49, 12p UC users only
Udovitch, Mim. "The epic obsessions of Paul Thomas Anderson." Rolling Stone, 02/03/2000, Issue 833, p46, 5p UC users only
Daniel (1983)
Directed by Sidney Lumet. Cast: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner, Ellen Barkin, Amanda Plummer. The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. Daniel involves himself in the protests of the 1960's, and lives with his belief that his parents were wrongly murdered. Based on the novel "The book of Daniel" by E.L. Doctorow. 130 min. DVD X6824
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Born in '68 (Nés en 68: nous nous aimeront jusqu'à la mort)(France, 2008)
Directors: Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau. Cast: Laetitia Casta, Yannick Renier, Yann Trégouët, Christine Citti, Marc Citti, Sabrina Seyvecou, Théo Frilet, Edouard Collin, Kate Moran, Gaëtan Gallier, Fejria Deliba, Slimane Yefsah, Matthias Van Khache. In 1968 a group of revolutionary French students experiences rebellion, enlightenment, and change while establishing a commune devoted to free love, anarchy, and nudism, only to see their children eventually engage in a similarly styled rebellion 20 years later. 167 min. DVD X1976
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Chappaqua (1966)
Directed and written by Conrad Rooks. Cast: Jean Louis Barrault, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Swami Satchidananda, Ornette Coleman. The bizarre hallucinations of a heroin addict in withdrawal provide the basis for this unstructured, semi-autobiographical film by director Conrad Rooks. It begins as protagonist Russel Harwick arrives strung-out in Paris for a sleep-cure. As the strange visions begin, the story jumps haphazardly between 'reality' and Harwick's dream-world memories of growing up in Chappaqua, New York. The score was composed and played by sitarist Ravi Shankar. 82 min. DVD X5667; vhs 999:2818
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La Chinoise (1968)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Michel Semeniako, Juliet Berto. Centers upon a small group of Parisian students who discuss the implications of the cultural revolution in China and how it may be possible to effect, by means of terrorism, a similar political and cultural upheaval in the West. Non-US format DVD (PAL, Region 2). 93 min. DVD 4262
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David Holzman's Diary.(1967)
A film by Jim McBride. "An early black and white example of mock-documentary, this features a young filmmaker who attempts to discover the "truth" about his life by recording it on film, drawing on Jean-Luc Godard's observation that "Film is truth 24 times a second." [from Faking It] 74 min. DVD X1226; vhs 999:1439
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Gernalzick, Nadja. "To Act Or To Perform: Distinguishing Filmic Autobiography." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1-13, Winter 2006UCB users only
Hogue, P. "David Holzman's diary." Film Comment v. 29 (November/December 1993) p. 2-4
Hollister, S. "David Holzman's diary." Film Quarterly v. 23 no. 4 (Summer 1970) p. 50-2 UCB users only
Lane, Jim. "David Holzman's Diary: An Unlikely Beginning." In: The autobiographical documentary in AmericaMadison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2002. (MAIN: CT25 .L27 2002)
Latham, James. ""Your Life Is Not a Very Good Script": "David Holzman's Diary" and Documentary Expression in Late-1960s America and Beyond." Post Script - Essays in Film and the Humanities 26:3 (Summer 2007) p. 22-33 UCB users only
Stevens, B. "This is my life." Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 5 (May 2006) p. 92 UCB users only
Zuber, Sharon L.
""David Holzman's Diary": A Critique of Direct Cinema." Post Script - Essays in Film and the Humanities 28:3 (Summer 2009) p. 31-40 UCB users only

Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Director, Frank Perry. Cast: Carrie Snodgress, Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella, Lorraine Cullen, Frannie Michel, Lee Addoms. As the wife of upwardly-mobile New York lawyer Jonathan Balser, Tina is expected to fulfill his notion of the "perfect" hostess, gourmet cook, lover, and mother of their children. Jonathan is a man with an over-inflated view of himself, obsessed with his image and social status. His increasing demands upon Tina drive her to an affair with a young writer. But Tina soon learns that she cannot rely on any man to fill the emptiness she feels. Tina, like thousands of women across the country, is now ready to emerge as someone in control of her own life. From the novel by Sue Kaufman. 100 min. DVD X6622
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The Doors (1992)
Director, Oliver Stone. Cast: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Michael Madsen, Billy Idol, Kathleen Quinlan. Biographical film about one of the most exciting and controversial figures of the '60s, Jim Morrison. With his rock and roll band, The Doors, he influenced the rock music scene as no other group had. 181 min. DVD 770
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The Dreamers(2003)
Director, Bernardo Bertolucci. Cast: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor. "The tumultuous political landscape of Paris in 1968 serves as the backdrop for a tale about three young cineastes who are drawn together through their passion for film. Matthew, an American exchange student, pursuing his education abroad in Paris, becomes friends with a French brother and sister duo, named Theo and Isabelle, who share a common love of the cinema. While the May 1968 Paris student riots--which eventually shut down most of the French government--are happening around them, the three friends develop a relationship unlike anything Matthew has ever experienced, or will ever encounter again." [Internet Movie Database] 115 min. DVD 3043
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Directed by Bill Condon. Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal, Hinton Battle, Jennifer Hudson. Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson, three young African-American women in 1960s Detroit, dream of becoming pop stars. They get their wish after a local talent show when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. As they become more successful over time, each of the girls discovers the costs and compromises exacted by their desire to be in the music business. Special features (Disc 1): 12 never-before-seen extended musical numbers; Listen (Beyonce music video). (Disc 2). Building the dream (behind-the-scenes full-length documentary); original auditions and screen tests; previsualization sequences; image gallery; additional featurettes. 130 min. DVD 7816
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Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Muscials/Comedy
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Director

Easy Rider(1969)
Director, Dennis Hopper. Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. "Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross-country trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. On the way they meet several unusual characters. A rancher and his family, a hitchhiker and the hippie commune where he lives, hookers, red-necks, but most noticeably George Hansen played by Jack Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson gained national attention for his role as the "law'er with the ACLU". Dennis Hopper won "Best New Director" at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival." [Internet Movie Database] Special features on DVD X5299: Disc 1. audio commentary featuring the Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Paul Lewis. Disc 2. Two "making-of" documentaries: "Born to be wild" (1995) and "Easy Rider : shaking the cage"; television excerpts showing Hopper and Fonda at the Cannes Film Festival; new video interview with BBS cofounder Steve Blauner. DVD X5299; DVD 4647; vhs 999:229
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National Film Registry Selection

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Directed by Bob Rafelson. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Lois Smith, Billy Green Bush, William Challee. "Bobby Eroica Dupea (Jack Nicholson) comes from a well-bred family of musicians, and once showed great promise as a concert pianist. By nature a restless, angry individual, Bobby left his family and his music when he could no longer endure the dull, cloistered routine of daily practice. He took to the road, wanting to "see the world," and hopefully find something or someone to quell his inner turmoil. He has settled in a small town as an oil rigger, where his life consists of going to work, arguing with his dimwitted but loving girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black), and bowling every night with his friend Elton (Billy "Green" Bush). Not surprisingly, this routine begins to disgust Bobby and, fed up, he decides to travel to Puget Sound, Washington to pay his family a visit. Leaving Rayette at a nearby motel, Bobby goes home and is reunited with his family." [IMDB] Special features on DVD X5297: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács; audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson; "Soul searching in "Five easy pieces", a 2009 video piece with Bob Rafelson; "BBStory" a 2009 documentary about the BBS era, with Rafelson, actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black and Ellen Burstyn and directors Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom, among others; audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Refalson. 91 min. DVD X5297; DVD 913; vhs 999:997
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Awards & Honors

National Film Registry Selection
Golden Globes, USA - Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actress (Lois Smith)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black)

Greenfield, Concetta. "Five Easy Pieces and The Greening of America." The Journal of Popular Culture Volume VI, Issue 2, pages 279–291, Fall 1972 UC users only
Lev, Peter "Five Easy Pieces." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)
Nystrom, Derek. "Hard Hats and Movie Brats: Auteurism and the Class Politics of the New Hollywood." Cinema Journal, 43, Number 3, Spring 2004, pp. 18-41 (Article) UC users only
White, Mimi. "Movies and the Movement." In: American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only): Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A8577 2007)

Gas-s-s-s!: Or, It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It (1970)
Director, Roger Corman. Cast: Robert Corff, Elaine Giftos, Bud Cort, Talia Shire, Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams. After a mysterious gas kills everyone on earth over the age of 25, a wisecracking hippy and his scientist girlfriend wander the lawless landscape of Texas and New Mexico in search of a pueblo commune where peaceful survivors are gathering. A Roger Corman cult classic. 78 min. DVD 5321
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Getting Straight(1970)
Director, Richard Rush. Cast: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen. When violence breaks out on campus, a graduate student and former Vietnam vet must decide between saving his academic career or returning to his former activism. Based on the novel by Ken Kolb. Bonus features: Martini minutes: "Secrets of seduction" and "Secrets of deception". 125 min. DVD X3582
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White, Mimi. "Movies and the Movement." In: American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only): Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A8577 2007)

A Hard Day's Night (UK, 1964)
Director, Richard Lester. Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. This lively, good-natured classic captures all the fun, excitement and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George and Ringo at the height of "Beatlemania." Portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group and packed with all-time Beatle favorites, they perform their songs and look for adventure ... all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans! The Beatles perform I'll cry instead, A hard day's night, I should've known better, If I fell, And I love her, I'm happy just to dance with you, Ringo's theme (this boy), Tell me why, Don't bother me, I wanna be your man, All my lovin', and She loves you. 92 min. DVD 1348; vhs 999:147 (also computer interactive version COMPU/D 253)
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Head (1968)
Director, Bob Rafelson. Written and produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson Cast: Peter Tork, David Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Logan Ramsey, Abraham Sofaer, Vito Scotti, Charles Macaulay, T.C. Jones, Charles irving, William Bagdad, Percy Helton, Sonny Liston, Ray Nitschke, Carol Doda, Frank Zappa, June Fairchild, Terry Garr, L.J. Jefferson, Victor Mature. The Monkees rock group is tossed about in this psychadelic satire that gives a drug induced look into show business in the sixties. 85 min. DVD X5298
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Hell's Bells (1969)
Director, Maury Dexter. Cast: Jeremy Slate, Adam Roarke, Jocelyn Lane. This freewheeling adventure follows a motorcycle racer hot on the trail of the low-down low-riders who stole his bike. But when he finds himself saddled with a sullen and sexy chopper chick, his lust for vengeance ignites something far more dangerous. 96 min. DVD 4070
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Help! (UK, 1965)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear. Ringo's life is imperiled by an ancient sacrificial ring stuck on his famous finger. The ring makes him a target of a group of hilariously demented oriental mystics, who chase the boys from London to the Swiss Alps to the Bahamas. Songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison. 91 min. DVD 3390
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The Hippie Revolt SEE Mondo Mod

I Love You Alice B. Toklas
Directed by Hy Averback. Cast: Peter Sellers, Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joyce Van Patten. One day you're a career 9-to-5er with a pending marriage, and then next you know, you chuck it all for beads, bell-bottoms and free love. This is the life of Harold Fine, a dedicated lawyer about to become a more dedicated dropout. 1968. 94 min. DVD 5898
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I Shot Andy Warhol. (1996)
Directed by Mary Harron. Starring Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Stephen Dorff, Lothaire Bluteau, Martha Plimpton, Anna Thompson. A docudrama of the cultural whirlwind of events surrounding Valerie Solanas' shooting of pop-art superstar Andy Warhol. Solanis arrived in mid- 60's New York City with a single-minded mission: to spread the word on female superiority. She became a fringe member of the psychedelic entourage surrounding Andy Warhol but when her feminist zeal grew too bizarre and violent, even for this avant-garde circle, the consequences were explosive. 104 min. DVD 8552; vhs 999:1600
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Ice (1969)
Directed by Robert Kramer. Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Anthony Campos. Years into the American future urban guerillas are at war with a fascist state. We are drawn into the experience of a group and its claustrophobic politics. A cooly impersonal documentary tone and a sense of immediacy masks very personal fantasies and fears about revolution. Non-actors (including Kramer himself), drawn from the ranks of student activists and militant groups around New York, play the main roles. The emphasis is on violent action and on the discussion of tasks and terror rather than on ideas and causes. 128 min. DVD X4679
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The Impossible Years(1968)
Directed by Michael Gordon. Cast: David Niven, Lola Albright, Chad Everett, Ozzie Nelson. An upbeat comedy that bridges the generation gap about the hazards of raising teenagers. Niven is a psychiatrist working at a university. His speciality is teenage problems, and he is stunned to learn that his teenage daughter has been arrested for protesting on campus. This is anathema, so Niven attempts to straighten her out. Based on the play by Bob Fisher and Arthur Marx. 98 min. DVD X6044
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Joe (1970)
Directed by John G. Avildsen. Cast: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Audrey Caire, Susan Sarandon. An account of how an average "Joe" becomes a murderer. A friendship grows between a wealthy executive and a blue-collar welder due to their common fear and frustration with the "liberals" and "hippies" who are ruining the country. 107 min. DVD X266
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Nystrom, Derek. "Hard Hats and Movie Brats: Auteurism and the Class Politics of the New Hollywood." Cinema Journal, 43, Number 3, Spring 2004, pp. 18-41 (Article) UC users only

The Knack - and How to Get It(UK, 1965)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly. You either have it or you don't. That is, the knack of seduction! Cool and sophisticated Tolen has a monopoly on womanizing in 1960's London and his friend Colin simply wants to learn the secret. 85 min. DVD X151; vhs 999:3165
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Carson, Bruce. "Comedy, sexuality and "Swinging London" films." Journal of Popular British Cinema nr 1 (1998); p 48-62.

The Leather Boys (UK, 1963)
Directed by Sidney J. Furie; featuring Rita Tushingham, Dudley Sutton, Gladys Henson, Colin Campbell. Dot and Reg, a pair of British high school sweethearts marry and quickly learn about the follies and hardships of adulthood. When the couple splits, Reg finds solace in the company of his irresponsible pal Pete, but comes to discover that even this carefree friendship is not without its complications. 105 min. DVD X4965; vhs 999:2582
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Lenny (1974)
Directed by Bob Fosse. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine. Depicts the rise to stardom of nightclub comedian, satirist and '60's cult hero, Lenny Bruce and his fatal decline through drug addiction. Utilizing a flashback technique of story-telling and stark black and white photography the producer has pieced together a jagged portrait of a man driven to mainlining honesty into the arteries of a hypocritical culture. From the play "Lenny", by Julian Barry. 112 min. DVD X4120; vhs 999:1897
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The Love-ins(1967)
Directed by Arthur Dreifuss. It's the 1960s and every "love child" is in search of a guru to follow and lead them to enlightenment. Set in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District, tells the story of a group of hippies who follow a much older man, who turns himself into their "guru," leading them astray and having his way with the young women in his "flock.".Bonus features: Theatrical trailers ; documentary "Los Angeles' 1st love-in Easter Sunday, 1967." 1967. 91 min. DVD 2549
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Benshoff, Harry M. "The Short-Lived Life of the Hollywood LSD Film." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; 2001 (47): 29-44, 16p. UC users only

Mad Men
Cast: Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Maggie Siff, Aaron Staton, Bryan Batt, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Michael Gladis, Rich Sommer. SEE TV Videography

Medium Cool (1969)
Directed by Haskell Wexler. Cast: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Harold Blankenship. Filmed against the backdrop of the 1968 Democratic National Convention and ensuing riots, this story is about a television cameraman who chooses not to get personally concerned about the ugliness he must film each day for his station. But the hate and hypocrisy command his attentions at last, and he becomes increasingly involved in the realities he finds with his camera. 111 min. DVD X5609; vhs 999:1122
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Cronin, Paul. "Mid-Summer Mavericks." Sight and Sound, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 24-27, September 2001.
Holtan, Orley I. "The Agrarian Myth in "Midnight Cowboy, Alice's Restaurant, Easy Rider" and "Medium Cool" Journal of Popular Culture 4:1 (1970:Summer) p.273 UC users only
"Medium Cool." Sight and Sound, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 12-15, August 1998.
Mordden, Ethan. Medium cool : the movies of the 1960s New York : Knopf, 1990. (Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.M655 1990)
Renov, Michael. "The "Real" in Fiction: Brecht, Medium Cool, and the Refusal of Incorporation." In: The subject of documentary Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004. (Main Stack PN1995.9.D6.R44 2004; PFA PN1995.9.D6.R44 2004)

Milestones (1969)
Directed by Robert Kramer and John Douglas. Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Anthony Campos. A drama presenting a many-faceted portrait of individuals who sought radical solutions to social problems in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. It cuts back and forth between six major story lines and more than fifty characters, and across a vast landscape, to explore the lifestyles and attitudes of of the American left. 199 min. DVD X4679
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Mondo Mod and Something's Happening: The Hippie Revolt.
A double-feature teen time capsule from the Sixties. Mondo Mod: From discotheques to political protests to pot parties, this film presents "the Neon Neverland of the Sunset Strip, peers into an underground drug den and even rides with an outlaw motorcycle gang." Something's happening: the Hippie revolt: Captures the day-to-day, "nitty-gritty" reality of the so-called "hippie" experience in the Haight-Ashbury, full of free love, be-ins, love-ins, happenings, body painting, communes and LSD freakouts. 147 min. DVD 1520

Night Catches Us (2009)
Directed by Tanya Hamilton. Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Ron Simons, Tariq Trotter, Jamara Griffin, Amari Cheatom. In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement. 90 min. DVD X5216
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Oh! Calcutta!(1972)
Devised by Kenneth Tynan; written by Robert Benton, Jules Feiffer, Dan Greenburg , John Lennon, Jacques Levy, Leonard Melfi, David Newman, Margo Sappington, Sam Shepard, Clovis Trouille. Cast: Raina Barrett, Mark Dempsey, Samantha Harper, Patricia Hawkins, Bill Macy, Mitchell McGuire, Gary Rethmeier, Margo Sappington, Nancy Tribush, George Welbes.Based on the controversial off-Broadway musical comedy revue, "Oh! Calcutta!" is a series of musical numbers about sex and sexual mores. Most of the skits feature one or more performers in the state of undress, simulating sex, or both. 100 min. DVD 5655
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Once Upon a Coffee House(1965)
Directed by Shepard Traube. Cast: Curtis Taylor, Karen Thorsell, Oscar Brand, The Goldbriars, Joan Rivers, The Free Wheelers, Deanna Lund. Square playboy Jonathan Peabody trades Madison Avenue for fun in the sun when he buys a Miami coffeehouse. He relentlessly pursues the beautiful Vicki Shaw, who sings at the coffee house. Jonathan falls in with her beatnik friends, with their penchant for tight clothing, bongos, horseback riding and caffeine. His quest to win Vicki's heart becomes surreal during a hallucinatory dream in which Jonathan imagines himself in a ballet as her pet dog - in need of punishment for bad behavior! Bonus features: Simon and Garfunkel: live in Holland, 1966. 79 min. DVD X5233
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Director, Paul Schrader. Cast: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long. Explores the crime/political/media story of the '70s: the kidnapping and mental torture of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army ... and her subsequent transformation into a gun-wielding revolutionary called Tania. Based on the book "Every secret thing" by Patricia Campbell Hearst with Alvin Moscow. 108 min. vhs 999:3271
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Performance (1970)
Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg. Cast: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg. In this underground film presenting a study of the 1960's, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to hide after carrying out a hit. He finds the perfect cover in the form of a guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, an ex-rocker looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. 104 min. DVD 1838
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Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (UK | Germany | USA | France, 2009)
Directed by Richard Curtis. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Ralph Brown, Jack Davenport, January Jones, Rhys Darby, Tom Brooke, Katherine Parkinson, Will Adamsdale, Tom Wisdom, Ike Hamilton, Talulah Riley, Gemma Arterton, Stephen Moore, Emma Thompson. When the British government begins to censor rock music in the 1960's, a group of rogue DJ's take to the sea to broadcast music and mayhem to millions of adoring fans. 117 min. DVD X3860
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Punishment Park (1971)
Directed by Peter Watkins. Peter Watkins offers a 1970s mockumentary film in which a film crew makes a documentary in the Southern California desert where a group of hippies and war protesters face a civilian tribunal which gives them the option of long prison sentences or participation in law enforcement exercises in the Bear Mountain National Punishment Park. Now these prisoners have to fight for their lives. Special features: Specially-filmed 28 minute introduction by Peter Watkins; feature-length audio commentary by Dr. Joseph A. Gomez; "The forgotten faces" (1961), an 18 minute amateur film recreating the 1956 Hungarian revolution; 24 page booklet with chapter on 'Punishment park' from Joseph Gomez's 1979 book "Peter Watkins" plus full cast and credits; text essay by media critic Scott macDonald on audience responses to 'Punishment park'; Peter Watkins filmography; original 1971 press kit. 88 min. DVD 4874
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Psych-out (1968)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Adam Roarke, Max Julien, Strawberry Alarm Clock and the Seeds. Jenny, a 17-year old deaf runaway in search of her brother, stumbles upon and becomes involved with a group of hippies. They invite Jenny to their large home where she is given her first introduction to communal living. Special features (Side A): "Love and Haight" featurette ; original theatrical trailer. (Side B): Audio commentary, Roger Corman ; "Tune in, trip out" featurette ; psychedelic film effects ; psychedelic light box, American Cinematographer article ; original theatrical trailer. 79 min. DVD 1838
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Gallagher, Mark. "Tripped Out: The Psychedelic Film and Masculinity." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Volume 21, Issue 3 July 2004 , pages 161 - 171 UC users only

Rat Pack (TV, 1998)
Directed by Rob Cohen. Cast: Joe Mantegna, Ray Liotta, Don Cheadle, Angus MacFadyen, William Petersen, Barbara Niven. A made for television biopic of the exploits of the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop) the entertainers who set the style and the pace for 1950s America. The film focuses on their ties to organized crime, to the Kennedy clan, and on their often turbulent personal lives. 120 min. DVD X3025
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Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980)
Directed by John Sayles. Cast: Mark Arnott, Gordon Clapp, Maggie Cousineau-Arndt, Brian Johnston, Adam LeFevre, Bruce MacDonald, Nancy Mette, Jean Passanante, Maggie Renzi, John Sayles, Amy Schewel, Marisa Smith, David Strathairn, Karen Trott. Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC. 104 min. DVD X5326
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Lev, Peter "The End of the Sixties: Nashville, Shampoo, Between the Lines, The Return of the Seacaucus Seven, The Big Chill." In: American films of the 70s : conflicting visions Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 L44 2000)

Riot on Sunset Strip (1967)
Directed by Arthur Dreifuss. Cast: Aldo Ray, Mimsy Farmer, Michael Evans, Laurie Mock, Tim Rooney, Gene Kirkwood. LA's civic leaders band together to do something about the invasion of longhairs on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Includes fantastic scenes of 60s Hollywood clubs and teen scenes, with hippies, pot smoking, sugar cube LSD and terrific garage punk by the Standells, the Chocolate Watch Band, the Mugwumps and others. 87 min. DVD 2553
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R.P.M.: Revolutions per Minute (1970)
Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood. An exploration of the turbulent 1960's set in a small-town university campus. F.W.J. Perez (Quinn) is a sociology professor who has earned a reputation as a liberal with a free-wheeling lifestyle and a sultry co-ed mistress (Ann-Margret). Perez finds himself in the middle of potential campus violence when a radical student leader (Lockwood) forces the university to appoint Perez as president of the school. Perez the long-time activist must then find a way to prevent the impending campus violence himself or call in the police to do it for him. 90 min. DVD X5545
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Rampell, Ed. "The Whole World was Watching: Power to the People Pictures." In: Progressive Hollywood : a people's film history of the United States / by Ed Rampell. New York : Disinformation ; St. Paul, MN : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 R34 2005

Running on Empty (1988)
Director, Sidney Lumet. Cast: Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix. When antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they accidentally blinded a janitor working late. Since then, the Popes and their children have stayed together by staying a step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, assumed identity to assumed identity. But now elder son Danny is 17. He's ready to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with, ready to start making his own future. 117 min. DVD X6834
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San Domingo (Germany, 1976)
Director, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. Cast: Alice Ottawa, Michael Konig. This surrealistic experimental film finds the son of a young nobleman staying with hash-smoking hippies in a seamy section of Munich. He falls for a hippie girl who is involved in shaking down the young man's parents for money. She falls in love with the young man but the group continues to extract money from the parents in return for their wayward son. When he discovers the shakedown, his rage leads to tragedy for the star-crossed lovers. In German without English subtitles. 138 min. DVD X288
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Saturday Night Fever. (1977)
Directed by John Badham. Performers: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Bruce Ornstein, Donna Pescow. The story of a Brooklyn store clerk who is a Saturday night disco king; he begins to question the narrowness of his perspective when he meets a girl who is shedding her origins for a more sophisticated lifestyle. 112 min. DVD 6222; vhs 999:1145
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Awards & Honors
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (John Travolta)
National Film Registry Selection

The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
Directed by Ivan Dixon. Cast: Lawrence Cook, Jack Aaron, Don Blakely, Paul Butler, Paula Kelly. Disgusted by tokenism in the C.I.A., the organization's first black officer uses his training in organizing an army made up of gang members to destroy the white power structure in America. Based on the novel by Sam Greenlee. 102 min. DVD 9210
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Something's Happening: The Hippie Revolt
"This is 1967, up front and in your face, a crystal clear look at a genuine movement--the "hippies" and their love-ins, the communes, the protests, nude body painting, free clinics, the Diggers, General Hershey, Vito the Sculptor, and more. So tune in, turn it up, and flashback as this film captures the day-to-day, nitty-gritty reality of the "hippie" experience." 96 min. Video/c 6415

Steal This Movie (2000)
Directed by Robert Greenwald; featuring Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Donal Logue, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Pollak. A unique dramatized journey into the life of activist radical Abbie Hoffman as he battles for social justice and travels thru the maze of music and politics that defined the late sixties and early seventies. 107 min. DVD 534
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The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Directed by Stuart Hagmann; featuring Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, James Coco, Bud Cort, Bob Balaban. Simon's interest in the campus strike is strengthened by his attraction to Linda, one of the demonstrators occupying the university president's office. Captures the feelings of the campus rebellion that shook America in the late 1960's with terrific 60s North Beach and San Francisco neighborhood scenes throughout. 109 min. DVD 2551
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Bodroghkozy, Aniko. "Reel Revolutionaries: An Examination of Hollywood's Cycle of 1960s Youth Rebellion Films." Cinema Journal - 41, Number 3, Spring 2002, pp. 38-58 UC Berkeley users only
Farber, Stephen. "Movies from behind the Barricades." Film Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Winter, 1970-1971), pp. 24-33 UC Berkeley users only
Lovett, Christopher. "The Sixties." In: The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past / edited by Peter C. Rollins. New York : Columbia University Press, c2003. (Media Center PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003; Doe Refe PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003; Moffitt PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003; PFA PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003)
White, Mimi. "Movies and the Movement." In: American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.A8577 2007)
Rampell, Ed. "The Whole World was Watching: Power to the People Pictures." In: Progressive Hollywood : a people's film history of the United States / by Ed Rampell. New York : Disinformation ; St. Paul, MN : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 R34 2005
Umphlett, Wiley Lee. "Reactions, Rebellions, and Reminiscences: The 1960s and 1970s." In: The movies go to college : Hollywood and the world of the college-life film Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1984. (MAIN: PN1995.9.C543 U46 1984; MOFF: PN1995.9.C543 U46 1984)
White, Mimi. "Movies and the Movement." In: American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only): Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A8577 2007)

Taking Woodstock (2009)
Directed by Ang Lee. Cast: Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber. In 1969, Elliot Tiber, an interior designer living in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. Upon hearing that a planned music and arts festival has lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Elliot calls producer Michael Lang at Woodstock Ventures to offer his family's motel to the promoters and generate business. Three weeks later half a million people are on their way to his neighbor's farm. 121 min. DVD X2501
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Talk To Me (1983)
Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Sheen. Based on the true story of outspoken ex-convict and iconic radio personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene. This powerful biopic details the life and career of the media figure whose voice instilled the black community with hope during the turbulent 1960s. After talking his way onto the Washington, D.C. airwaves in the era of free love Greene, emboldened by the inspirational soul music and rapidly-expanding social consciousness that defined the decade, openly courts controversy as his put-upon producer Dewey Hughes runs interference. Special features: Deleted scenes; "Who is Petey Greene?" featurette; recreating P-Town. 119 min. DVD 9600
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The Trip. (1967)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Susan Strasberg and Salli Sachse. Paul, a TV-commercial producer in the midst of a divorce, is persuaded by a friend to enter into the world of his inner consciousness by way of an LSD trip. Special features (Side A): "Love and Haight" featurette ; original theatrical trailer. (Side B): Audio commentary, Roger Corman ; "Tune in, trip out" featurette ; psychedelic film effects ; psychedelic light box, American Cinematographer article ; original theatrical trailer. 79 min. DVD 1838
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Benshoff, Harry M. "The Short-Lived Life of the Hollywood LSD Film." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; 2001 (47): 29-44, 16p. UC users only
Gallagher, Mark. "Tripped Out: The Psychedelic Film and Masculinity." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Volume 21, Issue 3 July 2004 , pages 161 - 171 UC users only
Powell, Anna. "Tuning in, turning on, dropping out: The trip and Easy rider -- The camera as drug: Easy rider." In: Deleuze, altered states and film / Anna Powell. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks B2430.D454 P69 2007)

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Twist + Shout (Tro, Hab og Kaerlighed) (Denmark, 1984)
Directed by Bille August. 'Twist and Shout' is a gripping, sexy, coming-of-age story in which teenager friends find love and heartbreak during the height of Beatlemania in 1960s Denmark. As their passions explode, the teenagers find themselves caught up in a tangle of conflicting emotions and learn firsthand the hypocrisy of the "adult" world. (On the same DVD with 'Zappa,' the prequel to 'Twist + Shout.') 108 minutes. DVD 2564
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200 Motels(1971)
Directed by Frank Zappa. Cast: The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Jimmy Carl Black, Martin Lickert. A psychedelic precursor to music videos, in which The Mothers of Invention, a touring musical group, wreak havoc in Centerville, a stereotypical American town.The first color movie made on videotape and then transferred to film, it includes many visual effects. 99 min. DVD X3138
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Velvet Goldmine. (1998)
Directed by Todd Haynes. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard. It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance! 119 min. DVD 2886
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You Are What You Eat
With a grovin' 60's sound track this blast from the past is the quintessential 1960s counter-culture experience, capturing swinging lifestyles and trends, including be-ins, body painting, surfing, pot smokers, hippies, freak-outs, stoners and loners with the one and only Tiny Tim. Bonus feature: Theatrical trailers ; excerpt from "Rock stars '69 studio sessions." Photography, Barry Feinstein ; music score, John Simon ; music, Peter Yarrow, David Crosby, The Electric Flag, Frank Zappa, Barry McGuire, Paul Butterfield and others. Originally released in 1968. 75 min. DVD 2548

The Weird World of LSD.
A sensationalistic dramatization designed to dissuade young adults from using the drug LSD by detailing the horrors of the drug and the inevitable tragic consequences. Videocassette release of a motion picture originally produced in 1967. 78 min. Video/C 6077

Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Directed by Alan Rudolph. Cast: Denver Pyle, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, John Considine, Lauren Hutton, Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Sissy Spacek. The lives and romantic entanglements of a self-important group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles. 103 min. DVD X6933
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Wild in the Streets. (1968)
Directed by Barry Shear. Cast: Shelley Winters, Christopher Jones, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook, Millie Perkins, Richard Pryor. Max Frost, a malcontented teen and famous rock star, is so popular that he helps elect a U.S. Senator. Next Max gets the voting age lowered to 14 and goes on to become President. His first act is to have everyone over 30 carted off to internment camps as the kids take over the country. 97 min. DVD 5321
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Doherty, Thomas. "The Exploitation Film as History: Wild in the Streets."' Literature Film Quarterly 12.3 (1984): 186-94.

Yellow Submarine(1968)
Directors, Emery, Dick & George Duning; animation direction, Jack Stokes and Robert Balser ; editor, Brian J. Bishop ; musical director, George Martin ; producer, Al Brodax ; story, Lee Minoff. This animated feature begins in Pepperland, where the despicable Blue Meanies have declared war on all that is good, especially music. The Beatles vow to save the day with some tuneful ammunition of their own including such Beatles classics as "Nowhere man", "All you need is love" and "Yellow submarine." Special features: Full-length audio commentary; the 'Mod Odyssey' behind-the-scenes featurette; three storyboard sequences (including two not used in the final film); behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the film; interviews with the crew and vocal talents; music-only track highlighting the film's score; original pencil drawings. 86 min. DVD X5422; vhs 999:1379

Letts, Marianne Tatom. "Sky of blue, sea of green: a semiotic reading of the film Yellow Submarine." Popular Music, Jan2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p1-14, 14p UC users only

Zabriskie Point. (1970)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor. An epic portrait of late sixties America as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria, who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert, and dropout Mark, who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot. 112 min. DVD X4448; vhs 999:748
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Sixties and Seventies TV

A highly selective list of TV programs in various genres. For a more detailed description of these programs, SEE TV Videography

All In The Family. Season One.
. Originally broadcast on television in 1970 and 1971.DVD 2881

The Beverly Hillbillies
Broadcast from September 1962 to September 1971 DVD 2859; DVD 2860

The Brady Bunch. Volume 1.
Two episodes from the television show, The Brady Bunch, featuring Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Chris Knight, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams. Episodes originally broadcast in 1969. 51 min. Video/C 6847

CBS Reports
Various installments. SEE TV videography for listing

Chico and the Man.
Originally produced for television between 1974 and 1978. DVD 4444

The Dick Van Dyke Show
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Deacon, Larry Matthews. DVD 2859

[The Complete] Ed Sullivan Shows: Starring the Beatles
DVD X6273 (First Beatles performance also on Video/C 9382)

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics.
DVD 1360-1361

Hogan's Heroes.
Cast: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon, Larry Hovis. Broadcast 1965–1971. Video/C 8765-8767

Hullabaloo: A 1960s Music Flashback.
DVD 367

I Want My Beatniks on TV!
Four classic U.S. TV shows featuring five episodes with beatnik-related themes. Contents: Mister Ed. Ed, the beachcomber (Apr. 1, 1962) -- Beverly Hillbillies. Big Daddy Jed (Apr. 21, 1965) -- Beverly Hillbillies. Cool school is out (Apr. 28, 1965) -- Green Acres: Uncle Ollie (Jun. 1, 1966) -- Munsters. Far out Munsters (Mar. 18, 1965) DVD X5231

The Jetsons
Animated TV series. Broadcast 1962–1988. DVD 2681

Laugh-in
Performer: Supporting performers: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Gary Owens, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Alan Sues, Chelsea Brown, Dick Whittington, JoAnne Worley, Connie Stevens, Lily Tomlin, Arte Johnson. Guest appearances: Cher, Tim Conway, Tiny Tim, Lorne Greene, Sheldon Leonard, Flip Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Barbara Feldon, Hugh Hefner, Jack Riley, Richard Nixon, John Wayne, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Lemmon, Bob Hope, Sonny Tufts, Don Rickles, Liberace, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Michael Caine, George Lindsey, Carl Reiner, Greer Garson, Jim Backus, Andy Williams. Six episodes of the television program originally shown between 1968 and 1970. 360 min. DVD 1775

Lost In Space. Season One.
1965 season. DVD 7931-DVD 7938

The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Nancy Walker. Broadcast September 1970- September 1977. Video/C 8237-Video/C 8243

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.The First Week (1967)
DVD X5346

The Mod Squad (Season One)
Cast: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews. Originally broadcast on television during the 1968-1969 season. DVD X6359

Monty Python's Flying Circus
British television comedy, 1969-1974. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. DVD 872-DVD 885

The Naked City.
New York based television series with Detective Adam Flint. Originally released as segments on the ABC television program The naked city aired in 1960 and 1961. DVD 1518-1519

Outer Limits
Various installments. SEE TV videography for listing

[The Adventurs of] Ozzie and Harriet
Broadcast 1952-1966. DVD 2859-DVD 2860

The Prisoner
Various installments. SEE TV videography for listing

Route 66
Cast: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Suzanne Pleshette, Leslie Nielsen, Lee Marvin, Harvey Korman, Jack Lord, DeForest Kelly, Jack Warden. Broadcast 1960–1964. DVD 9835; DVD 9842

Sanford and Son: The First Season
Cast: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Noam Pitlik, Howard Platt, Beah Richards, Gregory Sierra, Hal Williams. 1972 season. DVD 1471

Sesame Street: Old school, 1969-1974
DVD 6798

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3
Originally aired on television between 1968-1969 DVD X237

Star Trek
Various installments. SEE TV videography for listing

Twilight Zone
Various installments. SEE TV videography for listing
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The 1960's: Hold-outs, Throwbacks, and Casualties

Adams and Eves in the Gardens of Edens (A Short History of Nudity).
These jaunty films celebrate the year of "The Naked People of Berkeley", a time when this loosely organized group walked about "like Adams and Eves in the gardens of Edens" in Berkeley, California explaining that their cheerful decision to bare all was protected by the First Amendment. 1995. 36 min. Video/C 5529

Berkeley Renaissance: A Reunion Concert and Poster Expo.
Country Joe McDonald, Terry Garthwaite, Barbara Dane, Mayne Smith, Barry Melton, Dave Fredrickson, Sandy Rothman, Stan Wilson, Alice Stuart...et al. Coverage of a reunion concert of musicians held at the Berkeley Veteran's Building Auditorium on November 27, 1993. Presented by "Country" Joe McDonald and the Berkeley Historical Society; a film by Harold Adler. DVD 6179

Berkeley Veterans Day Celebration
Michael Blecker, Country Joe McDonald, Tom Bates, Dona Spring, David Gan, Bill Mitchell. Coverage of the Veterans Day celebration on November 11, 2005 in Berkeley, California. A film by Harold Adler. DVD 4674

A Celebration of Telegraph Avenue Street Music
A film by Claire Burch. A group of Telegraph Avenue street musicians get together to celebrate a C.D. done on a grant to empower the homeless. This film of their concert at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Cafe contains surreal documentary cut-ins of Telegraph Avenue scenes and people, that introduces rebellious social issues to the outward reality of their concert. 1995. 62 min. Video/C 5532

Country Joe at People's Park
A film by Claire Burch. Celebrates three concerts by Country Joe McDonald. The first is a solo performance at People's Park, Berkeley. The second features a performance with his band at People's Park and the third is another performance with his band on Earth Day, this time at Provo Park. 1995. 43 min. Video/C 5522

Country Joe at People's Park
Country Joe McDonald Performance
A live performance by Country Joe McDonald held at the Berkeley Veteran's Building Auditorium on November 25, 1994. Videographer, Harold Adler. 58 min. DVD 6607

Country Joe McDonald Interview
An interview with guitarist Country Joe McDonald about his early years and the development of his musical career. Interviewer and videographer, Harold Adler. Filmed on November 21, 2006. 65 min. DVD 6608

Elegy for a Street Survivors
A film by Claire Burch. This piece follows the strange memorial that takes place after Yume, a homeless man who had been a "Buddhist hippie" dies of respiratory distress. His friends gather to perform odd rituals such as passing out his last pack of cigarettes, burning money in his honor, etc. As their feelings and tributes are expressed, the little knot of street people begins to take on the aspects of a Felliniesque procession. A fascinating addition to annals of contemporary sociology as well as an absorbing tale. 45 min. Video/C 5528

Ghost of the SF Oracle meets T. Leary.
A film by Claire Burch. Partly surreal documentation of a book-signing by Timothy Leary at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley. The book is Chaos and Cyberculture, (Ronin Publishing, Berkeley), 1994. The "Ghost" consists of images from the Facsimile Edition of the old Haight Ashbury San Francisco Oracle, published by Regent Press. 75 min. 1995. Video/C 5533

Hello Goodbye Bob Sparks
A film by Claire Burch. A piece in four parts, archiving a march to People's Park in memory of longtime park and housing activist Bob Sparks. Much music by local musicians. 1995. 90 min. Video/C 5538

Homeless in the 90s
A film by Claire Burch. The combined emphasis is on the friction between society and a marginalized group -- a friction that is potentially explosive. This emphasis is characterized by the opening clip, James Baldwin addressing an audience in Berkeley, where Baldwin says: "If I ain't got nothing to lose, what are you going to do to me?" The primary view of the situation is given via an impassioned interview at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley with Margaret, a homeless Native American and mother of three. Includes original songs and images about homelessness. 1995. 40 min Video/C 5539

Kenny and Georgia
A film by Claire Burch. Kenny and Georgia: A film about an Afro-American homeless couple containing voiceover commentary and images of Kenny and Georgia, intercut with scenes and images of their friends and acquaintances who are also homeless. Includes original music set to images of homeless break-ins, squats and gatherings at People's Park in Berkeley. Ghost of James Baldwin, Chrismas day at Glide Memorial: A tribute to James Baldwin with voiceovers from his writings and original music superimposed on free Christmas dinners served to the homeless, while a homeless break-in is taking place across the street. 1995. 63 min Video/C 5540<p>
More Street Survivors
A video by Claire Burch. This documentary film takes a compassionate look at homeless people who live on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley, who sometimes land in hospitals, or simply "express themselves" in an area that tolerates more differences than the mainstream of American society. 1995. 30 min. Video/C 5528

Oracle Rising
A video by Claire Burch. A view of the unforgettable phenomenon of the Haight Ashbury in the Sixties chronicled through music, psychedelic images and narration. 60 min. Video/C 5523

People's Park of Berkeley
A film by Claire Burch. 1995. A kaleidoscope of past and present sociology concerning the origin of the free speech movement in America. Contains music performed at the controversial park, haunting footage of some of the "regulars" who hang out there and usually line up for the Food Not Bombs meal daily at 2:30 pm. Contains a running commentary by the author - historian Michael Rossman. 58 min. Video/C 5537

People's Park of Berkeley: Then and Now
A film by Claire Burch. 1995. Contains documentary film clips of the dispute between homeless activists and the University of California over People's Park. Includes interviews with some of the "regulars" who hang out at People's Park as it chronicles the history of the dispute from the riots of 1969 through 1996. Profiles the events surrounding the deaths of park supporters James Rector and Rosebud Denovo. Includes music by bands performing in People's Park. 58 min. Video/C 5572

Poetry on Telegraph Avenue
A film by Claire Burch. Poetry Flash sponsors a street reading, featuring such stirring poets as Diane Di Prima, adjunct to the annual Telegraph Avenue Bookfair. 90 min. Video/C 5525

Remembering Jonathan
A film by Claire Burch. Jonathan Montague, was a People's Park "regular", warm hearted rebel and dropout from mainstream society. His death motivates a spontaneous demonstration of love and rememberance, after which his few belongings are distributed to anyone who wants them. 1995. 30 min. Video/C 5526

Remembering the Summer of Love
A film by Claire Burch. A musical tribute to Bill Graham. Also includes several songs from the musical play by Claire Burch: It's a Blues to be Called Crazy When Crazy's All There Is. 30 min. Video/C 5527

Riot on Sunset Strip
Director, Arthur Dreifuss. Cast: Aldo Ray, Mimsy Farmer, Michael Evans, Laurie Mock, Tim Rooney, Gene Kirkwood. LA's civic leaders band together to do something about the invasion of longhairs on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Includes fantastic scenes of 60s Hollywood clubs and teen scenes, with hippies, pot smoking, sugar cube LSD and terrific garage punk by the Standells, the Chocolate Watch Band, the Mugwumps and others. Notes: Bonus features: theatrical trailers. Originally released as a motion picture in 1967. Issued with: How not to manage a rock group (from TV sitcom The Mothers-in-law, 4/28/68). 87 min. DVD 2553

Runaways
A film by Claire Burch. Runaways takes a close look at the lives and hopes of a group of young people who've left their homes all over the United States, to come to Berkeley, a place which gives a measure of entitlement to the homeless of all ages. They are all different, Raven, Sweetleaf, Jeremy, Doug and the others, but they share a rebellious nature, a comination of innocence and weary cynicism, and a tendency to get into trouble with the law (often not their fault) since citations for trespassing usually means they've found a place to sleep that wasn't legal. 1995. 40 min. Video/C 5531

The Second Timothy Leary Tape
A film by Claire Burch. Tim Leary remembers the summer of love (two songs) (1996, 12 min.) -- If Leary was dreaming (1995, 30 min.) -- How Tim Leary changed my life (1995, 33 min.) -- Ghost of the S.F. Oracle meets Timothy Leary (1994, 35 min.) -- Life and death of a hippie (col. with b&w, 11 min.).

Five films concerning the life of Timothy Leary intercut with images from Telegraph Avenue, the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco and the newspaper The Oracle, that celebrate his life, philosophy and influence on individuals and American culture. Both his words and images are collaged against psychedelic overlays that still preoccupy his vision. The last film is a spontaneous memorial demonstration on the streets of San Francisco by his fans at the time of his death. 1995. 141 min Video/C 5534

A Short History of Nudity
A film by Claire Burch. These jaunty spoofs celebrate the year of "The Naked People of Berkeley," a time when they walked about like Adams and Eves in the Gardens of Edens, explaining that their cheerful decision to bare all was protected by the First Amendment. 1995. 50 min. Video/C 5529

Steal This Movie (2000)
Directed by Robert Greenwald. Featuring Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Donal Logue, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Pollak. A unique dramatized journey into the life of activist radical Abbie Hoffman as he battles for social justice and travels thru the maze of music and politics that defined the late sixties and early seventies. 107 min. DVD 534
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Streetwise
A film by Claire Burch. A close look at people and events on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. Puntuated by original music, and heartfelt encounters with street people young and old. 58 min. 1995. Video/C 5535

Telegraph Ave. Street Calendar
A film by Claire Burch. 1995. The filmmaker probes the soul of people on the street with her guerrilla camera and open heart. Includes The "Naked People" of Berkeley. 58 min. Video/C 5536

Telegraph Ave. Street Musicians
A film by Claire Burch. A group of Telegraph Avenue street musicians get together to celebrate a C.D. done on a grant to empower the homeless. Their concert at Ashkenaz contains surreal documentary cut-ins that introduce rebellious social issues to the outward reality of their concert. 1995. 58 min. Video/C 5532

The Timothy Leary SF Memorial
A film by Claire Burch. Documenting an unusual memorial service for Timothy Leary at the First Unitarian church in San Francisco on June 12, 1996. Some of the noted speakers and musicians were Ram Dass, Robert Anton Wilson, Ralph Metzner, Frank Barron, Michael Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer, Diane Di Prima, Richard Katz, R.U. Sirius, Nina Graboi, Robert Forte, Country Joe McDonald, Paul Kantner, Diana Tremble, Barbara Imhoff, and family members Rosemary Leary, Deidra and Zach Leary. 1996. 58 min. Video/C 5534

To Save Jack Kerouac's Daughter
A film by Claire Burch. Archival documentation, including interesting surreal visual material, of a benefit to save Jan Kerouac, daughter of Jack, by raising money to get her a kidney transplant. Ken Kesey, Paul Krassner, Allen Cohen, editor of the old Oracle, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and others present tributes to Jack Kerouac, and poet Gerald Nicosia describes the controversy about a "conspiracy" involving the Will of the author of On the Road. 1995. 58 min. Video/C 5530

Twister.
A musical play by Ken Kesey with its theme the end of the world, leading up to the Millenium. Set in the land of Oz, with commentary by a talking skeleton and peopled by archetypes ranging from the Dorothy, the Tinman and the Scarecrow to Elvis and Frankenstein, all scrambled together in ever-bickering banter. Act one's theme is weather--hurricanes, twisters and floods with the appearance of Thor and his weather map. Act two is sickness with the Tinman and Glenda, the Good Witch in a rendition of "Psychogenic infestation," followed by the appearance of Legba, the African god of rhythm. Act three is earthquakes with Frankenstein and Elvis fighting, but then the good angel appears to lead all in the grand "Gloria" finale number. Contents: Opening sequences (24 min.) -- Act. 1. The Hungry Wind (26 min.) -- Act 2. The Lonely Virus (25 min.) -- Act. 3. The Restless Earth (53 min.). Performers: Phil Deitz, George Walker, A. Richardson, Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs, Karen McCormick, Carol Provance, Candace, Emily Messmer, Todd Kushnir, Lennon and Lewis Messmer, Izzy, Simon Babbs, Obie Babbs, Thor Babbs, John Swan, Zane Kesey, Roy Sebern, Huey Lewis, Steve Schuster, Chris Haugen, Mike Sugar, Shelly Doty. 1999. 128 min. Video/C 7010

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