Given the filmmaker's privileged perspective of hindsight, to not consider the real-world repercussions of their theater, to not connect the dots between 1968 and 2008 is a squandered opportunity. show more
The result is Grade-A agitpop, a mixture of archival footage and cheeky, creative animated reconstruction that's funny and frightening in equal measure. show more
Morgen’s best achievement is the news footage, more detailed looks at events outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel and in Chicago parks than you typically see on TV rehashes. show more
Only because it was based on a court transcript, and not a work of fiction. In an election year like 2008, this has my vote for the most essential film to see. Our country is approaching the degree of division portrayed in this view of 1968, and it becomes important for the citizenry to learn from past mistakes. This film presents history in a creative delivery (albeit, a one-sided view of history.) Nonetheless, for those who weren't alive when this all went down, such as the writer, I found it profoundly educational, and gut-wrenchingly terrifying at the same time. The saddest thing of all, is that this really HAPPENED. In 2008, it seems poised to happen again.