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Friday, November 28, 2003

Movie: The Weather Underground

Posted on Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 4.00
A homegrown terrorist movement with pretensions to Third World revolution, '60s radicals the Weather Underground make fascinating subjects for a feature documentary. In peeking behind the mask, filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel avoid commenting on their central characters, instead using modern-day interview footage to build a picture of a group whose self-delusion deepened into isolation. Glimpses of Vietnam-era tumults provide the context for a tale of publicity-seeking attacks, bomb-making accidents and sexual experimentation; years later, the Weatherfolk seem caught in a feedback loop, able to speak most coherently to each other.

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