With protests happening regularly nowadays, whether they’re regarding Supreme Court justices, the National Anthem, or gun law reform, there probably couldn’t be a timelier film to hit theaters than Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s “The War at Home.” And thanks to the folks at IndieCollect and Catalyst Media Productions, the Academy Award-nominated 1979 documentary gets a beautiful new restoration and will roll out to theaters nationwide showing an era of protest that defined a nation.
And we’re honored to be able to present the exclusive trailer for the re-release, which perfectly encapsulates what is an incredible film about Wisconsin citizens taking to the streets, risking everything, to protest the Vietnam War. Set to the classic song, “Stop Children What’s That Sound,” by Buffalo Springfield, the trailer shows a glimpse of the amazing archival footage collected from the various protests in Madison, Wisconsin over a decade through the ‘60s and early-70’s.
The 4K restoration of “The War at Home” has its premiere at the New York Film Festival, and will be followed by a star-studded opening weekend at the Metrograph in New York City. Showings of the film will be highlighted by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers moderated by some big names, including Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, Mark Rudd, and Amy Goodman.
The new 4K restoration of “War at Home” hits the New York Film Festival tomorrow before rolling out to theaters around the US, including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more locations throughout the end of 2018.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
“The War at Home” is an Academy Award Nominated feature documentary that tells the story of the impact of the war in Vietnam on one American city, using Madison, Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin as a microcosm for the 1960s national Antiwar Movement. The film vividly depicts a decade of antiwar resistance from the earliest Vietnam war protest in 1963 (with male protestors wearing suits and ties); to some of the most violent antiwar demonstrations of the era (1967-72); to the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement (1973) that formally ended the U.S. role in the war that tragically cost 58,220 American lives, and more than three million Vietnamese deaths. Using a treasure trove of all the local TV news film shot in Madison in the 1960s, illuminated by more than twenty original on-camera interviews with student antiwar activists, university officials, Vietnam veterans, community leaders and police, The War at Home details the actions and events that turned the Midwestern city of Madison into one of the major domestic battlegrounds of the Antiwar Movement.