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“WBCN and the American Revolution” Screening
September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“WBCN and The American Revolution”, which was named ‘Best Documentary’ at the DC Independent Film Festival, has been selected for a special free screening at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Producer/Director Bill Lichtenstein will participate in a Q&A session immediately following the screening.
This high-energy feature-length documentary follows a compelling cast of characters as their lives connect and intersect during the rise of the legendary, radical underground radio station that became both a player in and a platform for the explosive rock ‘n roll counterculture, passionate anti-war movement, and burgeoning civil rights, women’s rights, and gay rights movements.
The dramatic and compelling stories in WBCN and The American Revolution are interwoven with the original sights and sounds of the critical events of the late 1960s and early 1970s, thanks to more than 100,000 audio and visual items, many of which were donated to the project by members of the WBCN community and the station’s many listeners and fans, including never before exhibited film shot by Andy Warhol and cinema vérité pioneer Ricky Leacock, images from notable photographers including the late Peter Simon, brother of singer Carly Simon, and Jeff Albertson, as well as aircheck audio from memorable on-air, in-studio moments.
The film includes fresh first-person accounts from the station’s staff, as well as both newly filmed and archival material featuring leading political, social, cultural and musical figures of the day, including Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda, Jerry Garcia, Abbie Hoffman, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, in his first radio interview, and Patti Smith, performing with her band in her first live radio broadcast.