Winter Soldier Screenings

Via GreenCine Daily: I’ve been following the news about the re-release of the 1972 documentary, Winter Soldier, to art house theaters across the country (for my DC readers, it’ll be playing at E Street in early December). Although the film was essentially buried, receiving only a few showings on New York’s WNET, the Winter Soldier conference marked a major turning point in the anti-war movement, so it’s certainly a timely document (the Winter Soldier event was briefly featured in George Butler’s documentary, Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry).

Also worth noting: documentary auteurs, including Barbara Kopple, whose Harlan County, USA is one of my favorite docs, contributed to the making of the film. Anthony Kaufan discusses the Winter Soldier story further in his blog and in a Village Voice article.

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