Thurs, Nov 6, 7 pm
(use main campus entrance 2960 Broadway)
On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. They exposed the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. 1971tells this fascinating story through a combination of exclusive interviews, rare primary documents, recreations, and national news footage, but also serves as a haunting echo to today’s questions of privacy in the era of government surveillance.
Following the screening there will be a discussion with with director, Johanna Hamilton; producers, Maureen Ryan (Film Faculty) and Marilyn Ness (Adjunct Film Faculty); Todd Gitlin (Journalism Faculty); journalist and author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBIBetty Medsger; and John and Bonnie Raines.