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It's a Revolution Mother (1969)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 December 1969 (USA)
This documentary depicts the wild swinging youth scene of the turbulent 60's, with in-depth footage of hippies doing a protest march against the Vietnam war in Washington, D.C., a rowdy New... See full summary »

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This documentary depicts the wild swinging youth scene of the turbulent 60's, with in-depth footage of hippies doing a protest march against the Vietnam war in Washington, D.C., a rowdy New Jersey biker club called the Aliens letting it all hang out, and kids having themselves a groovy good time at a funky Florida rock festival. Written by Woodyanders

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The trailer mentions "Five-Hundred-Thousand-Plus Peace Marchers on a Brisk November Day in Washington, D.C.". Actually, the documentary shows the (now historic) November 15, 1969 march on, and rally at Washington D.C. attended by over half a million persons called by the Vietnam Moratorium Committee. See more »

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Dick Gregory: In the steel and concrete jungle of the big city, a tribal group survives. The 1%ers. These are the motorcycle freaks.
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Marginal mondo with minimal biker verite
4 March 2004 | by (Lancaster PA) – See all my reviews

Near the bottom of my list of entertaining mondo or 60s 'docudrama'; its highpoint, supposedly, is footage of teen riots on Sunset - but they're notable primarily for their dearth of riotousness. The coverage switches to the biker societies then emerging into their prime, and uses voiceover narrative from one of the bikers to provide a sort of home movie view of their travails. This bits worthwhile for its pathetic glimpse, even if it does recycle some footage of bikers public urination efforts once or twice more than we needed along the way.

The film's deskbound experts also offer only anaesthetic commentary, in effect trying to use a 'white coater' approach to a sociological expose, but they forgot to load in the salacious footage.

Scant.


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