April 11 – April 26 When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (David Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy. Based on true events of the 20s the film sets the stage for a timely drama with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it. (94 min)
Filmmaker Terry Green says: The disintegration of civil liberties during times of social unrest is nothing new in America. I set out to make a film about the Sacco and Vanzetti saga, the anarchist movement they belonged to, and the cause they dedicated their lives to advancing. Like all stories that need to be understood at the mythic level, this is a part of a nation’s history that should inform the present era and future of the country. Post-World War I was a volatile period in America. The fear of Communism was sweeping the nation. The government began arresting anyone they suspected of being a radical and it didn’t take much to get on their list. This film is a tribute to those who have stood tall for human rights in the face of adversity.
April 25 and 26
Redwood Highway 6:30 @ IU Woodburn
Aftermath 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
No God No Master 8:15 @ IU Woodburn