Joining the great genre of improbable heist movies is the true story of government protestors who used the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight at Madison Square Garden as cover to handily defeat J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI at the height of the Vietnam War. Meet the members of the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, who used crowbars instead of computers to expose government records to the media in March, 1971. Retold by the participants, confessing on camera for the first time, and through archival footage combined with compelling reenactments, we see the fascinating parallels between Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and this small group of dedicated academic activists who exposed thousands of files from a regional FBI office.
Traverse City Film Festival Around the World
Join a few thousand people around the world for a truly special screening of 1971. At 3 pm on Friday, August 1, we’ll connect audiences from movie theaters around the globe to filmmakers live on the stage of the State Theatre in Traverse City!
The screening on 7/30 at 12 noon will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park