Growing up in America (1988)

Genres - Historical Film, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Release Date - Mar 1, 2005 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

Director Morley Markson interviews political radicals of the 1960s in this informative social documentary. Twenty years after riots were sparked by anti-war protesters at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the same activists take a retrospective look at the turbulent times. Newsreel clips are inserted in between interviews with Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, John Sinclair, Fred Hampton Jr., poet Allan Ginsberg, and LSD guru Timothy Leary. Also interviewed are Chicago Seven defense attorney William Kunstler, John Cox, and Deborah Russell.



activism, interview, political-demonstration, retrospective