Over the course of 2018, Filmforum will present a variety of films reflecting the turbulent global events of 1968—from the assassinations of MLK Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the 1968 U.S. presidential election and the May strikes in France. The films in 1968: Actions and Reactions showcase an era that is cycling back into our national consciousness.
The program includes several short films that follow the draft resisters in Boston and the disruption of the 1968 Miss America Pageant; Tom Palazzolo’s CAMPAIGN, an impressionistic view of the clashes during the 1968 Democratic National Convention; and Madeleine Anderson’s moving I AM SOMEBODY, a film documenting a strike by black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina.
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