Raving ★★★★ Reviews for 1971!

Friday 5 June, 2015

Before Watergate, Wikileaks and Edward Snowden there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1971 eight anti-war activists broke into an FBI field office and stole every document they found...

Critically acclaimed documentary, 1971, has stirred up much excitement in the press this week before it's very special week's run in the Bertha DocHouse Screen at Curzon Bloomsbury. Opens 5th June with a Director Skype Q&A on the opening night!

★★★★ - The Guardian
★★★★ - The Times
★★★★ - Financial Times
★★★★ - Radio Times

"...a passionate political punch through time that still leaves the viewer reeling." - The Upcoming 

"Filmmaker Johanna Hamilton does a cracking job of blending “then” and “now” (archive and newsreel footage with modern interviews and reconstructions), not to add blending investigative seriousness with sour satirical wit." Financial Times

 "...not only a rousing story of radicals sticking it to the man, but also a thriller of sorts, a portrait of the times and a moving narrative about people willing to risk their safety and happiness to do what they thought was right." - The Guardian, Leslie Felperin

"...grips like a thriller" - David Parkinson, Radio Times

 

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