Rebels With a Cause Poster

Release Date: November 10th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
"Rebels with a Cause" is the story of the hopes, rebellions, and repression of the 1960s, told by those who lived it -- members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It captures the passion and spirit of a decade when a generation lost its innocence -- and helped change America.

Director: Helen Garvy

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Shire Films

Distributors: Zeitgeist Films, Cowboy Booking International

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • What Garvy's oral history of the Students for a Democratic Society lacks in clarity and opposing viewpoints it makes up for with fascinating personal reminiscences of a turbulent time. show more

  • It rambles, it's repetitive, but once in a while there's a sparkling moment when someone speaks in a way that conjures the fierce passion of the '60s. show more

  • Even if this film may irritate some people who remember "the movement" differently, it's nevertheless a fascinating and often moving document of recent history.

See all critic reviews on