City Opera House Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Stuart & Suzanne White
State Theatre Fri, Aug 1, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Harrington-Fitch Family Foundation and Pine Hollow Institute
TCFF Around the World Screening
Film Info
. Added Screenings .
Release Year:2014
Runtime:80 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Bonnie Raines
John Raines
Rich Graff
Dennis Brito
Bill Davidon
Keith Forsyth
John Isgro
David Kairys
Director:Johanna Hamilton
Produced by:Katy Chevigny
Johanna Hamilton
Marilyn Ness
Screenwriter:Johanna Hamilton
Gabriel Rhodes
Cinematography:Andreas Burgess
Kirsten Johnson
Editing By:Gabriel Rhodes
Music By:Philip Sheppard


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!

Cinema Salon
The screening on 7/30 at 12 noon will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park