Madison, October 13, 2019: “The War at Home: Then & Now” Documentary Screening

40th Anniversary Benefit Screening of The War at Home

One-Night-only, 40th Anniversary Screening of the Academy Award Nominated feature documentary The War at Home.

Time: 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Place: The Orpheum Theater, 216 State St., Madison.

Benefit: All the funds raised will go to The Progressive, Inc. (a 501c3 non-profit).

Co-Director Glenn Silber will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a panel discussion on the lessons and legacy of the Antiwar Movement – “The War at Home: Then & Now” followed by a panel



Fifty years ago, activists across the country spoke out against the war.

“The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam” was a massive demonstration and teach-in across the United States (including 15,000 demonstrating in Madison and several Wisconsin cities) against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. It took place on October 15, 1969, followed a month later by the National Moratorium in Washington on Nov. 15, 1969, attracted more than 500,000 antiwar protesters, which many active-duty GIs in Vietnam supported.

These events are among the many important events of the Antiwar Movement documented in the film The War at Home.

The War at Home had its World Premiere at the Majestic Theater in Madison on October 12, 1979. Last year, the film was restored from its original 16mm format to a new 4K Digital Cinema Package (DCP) and had its 4K “premiere” at the 2018 New York Film Festival.

The NYFF Film Festival listing read as follows:

The War at Home Directors Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown, USA, 1979, 100 min. A Catalyst Media Productions release.

This meticulously constructed 1979 film recounts the development of the movement against the American war in Vietnam on the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin, from 1963 to 1970. Using carefully assembled archival and news footage and thoughtful interviews

with many of the participants, it culminates in the 1967 Dow Chemical sit-in and the bombing of the Army Math Research Center three years later.

One of the great works of American documentary movie making, The War at Home has also become a time capsule of the moment of its own making, a welcome emanation from the era of analog editing, and a timely reminder of how much power people have when they take to the streets in protest.

For more information on the Oct. 13, 2019 Benefit Screening Contact: Norman Stockwell at The Progressive at 608-257-4626.

Tickets available at the Orpheum Theater box office and online through Ticketmaster.

40th Anniversary Benefit Screening of The War at Home

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