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The Weather Underground 10/3

“The Weather Underground” opens Friday, October 3rd for a one week run at the Times Cinema, 5906 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. Showtimes are 7:00 and 9:00 nightly; 3:30, 7 & 9:00 Saturday and Sunday. The most radical of all the groups formed in protest of the war in Vietnam, Weather Man was also media-savvy, and its spokespeople–who were almost without exception young and photogenic–were always in search of the perfect media moment. It’s hard to believe that these college students were anything more than poster children for the Resistance, yet many in their ranks were deadly in their idealistic fervor. Sam Green’s and Bill Siegel’s outstanding doc sets a historical context for the genesis of Weather Man, traces the group’s activities through news footage and interviews with former members, and illustrates the impact the Weathermen had in the ’60s and ’70s. The film contains very graphic (though not gratuitous) footage from Vietnam.