Thu, Oct 24
Director/Producer: Bill Lichtenstein. Best Documentary, 2019 DC Independent Film Festival, Centerpiece Documentary, 2019 Independent Film Festival Boston; Cast: Noam Chomsky, Charles Laquidara, Danny Schechter, 2 hrs NR
A landmark feature-length documentary that tells the previously untold story of the early days of the radical, underground radio station, WBCN, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late-1960s and early-70s. It’s the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics and rock and roll changed everything. The film portrays how Boston, which was overshadowed in 1967 by the exploding psychedelic scenes in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury and New York City’s East Village, emerged as a central crossroad of the counterculture and political activism in the late-1960s and early-1970s. “I watched the movie with awe,” —Ty Burr, Pulitzer Prize-nominated film critic, Boston Globe.