2:00 5:20 8:40*
Wednesday, January 24
Directed by the Winterfilm Collective
(1972) One month after the revelations of My Lai, veterans gather at a Detroit Howard Johnson motel to testify on war atrocities. Made by a collective of young filmmakers, many of whom would go onto long, distinguished careers, including Oscar-Award winning director Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, U.S.A., American Dream), editor Nancy Baker (Born Into Brothels, Vanya on 42nd Street), cinematographer Bob Fiore (Pumping Iron) and Emmy Award-winning director/producer David Grubin. Digital. Approx. 96 min.
Read The Guardian’s John Patterson on Winter Soldier’s production and initial reception here.
“An important historical document, an eerily prescient antiwar plea and a dazzling example of filmmaking at its most iconographically potent. But at its best, it is the eloquent, unforgettable tale of profound moral reckoning.”
– Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“I always thought this was the most important film we had about this country's tragic involvement in Vietnam, and I still do. It's almost as potent today as it was when it was released, and I suspect it's rarely screened because what it reveals about wartime atrocities and government policies is very hard to face.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum