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Prologue (1970)

Presents the rival philosophies of young people, militant protest or communal retreat, set against the political upheaval of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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John Robb ...
Jesse
Elaine Malus ...
Karen
Gary Rader ...
David
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Allen
Christopher Cordeaux ...
Neil
Henry Gamer ...
Karen's Father
Victor Knight ...
Judge
Robert V. Girolami ...
Newscaster (as Robert Girolami)
Frank Edwards ...
Janitor
Magnus Flynn
Howard Perry
Caroline Cordeaux
Daniel Cordeaux
Tanya Mackay
Bruce Mackay
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In the summer of 1968, Jesse, a law school dropout turned political activist, publishes and distributes an independent underground newspaper in Montreal. His girlfriend Karen is also an activist and works as a nightclub waitress. When Jesse is beaten up on the street for selling his papers, Karen becomes disillusioned with their beliefs and longs for peace. When David, a draft dodger from the United States, comes to live with them, Karen is intrigued by his passive, apolitical, drug-using philosophy. When the law proves useless in bringing to justice Jesse's attackers, he decides to travel to Chicago for the Democratic National Convention. Rather than join him, Karen travels north with David to a pacifist communal farm in the Canadian woods. Karen must come to terms with what she really wants as Jesse is witness to the bloody and violent confrontation between riot police and protesters at the convention. Written by pr1mal_1

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The way it is ... Take a look before someone changes the channel.

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29 January 1970 (USA)  »

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CAD 136,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Diary of a Rape (1971) See more »

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She Laughs So Nice
by Michael Malus
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