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California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown (2011)

CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND tells the story of how one man rose against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and shaped the future of modern California. Rather than lionizing Brown as "the ... See full summary »

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Sascha Rice
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Credited cast:
Tom Brokaw
Jerry Brown
Willie Brown
Warren Christopher Warren Christopher
Gray Davis
Dianne Feinstein
Tom Hayden
Nancy Pelosi
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Stu Spencer Stu Spencer
Kevin Starr Kevin Starr
Pete Wilson Pete Wilson
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CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND tells the story of how one man rose against seemingly insurmountable obstacles and shaped the future of modern California. Rather than lionizing Brown as "the Architect of the Golden State," the film looks critically at Pat Brown's odyssey to build a "Super State," raising issues that transcend eras and geographic borders. As the Vietnam War shifts the nation's consciousness, Brown is caught in the middle of the cataclysmic 1960s, with the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, fiery race riots in Los Angeles, and the United Farm Workers Movement in the Central Valley. Brown's epic battle against capital punishment unleashes an international uproar. Finally, a telegenic Ronald Reagan steps onto the world stage promising to sweep all that away. Brown's tenure ends as a new "era of limits" begins. Told from his granddaughter's perspective, Brown's struggle to overcome humble beginnings reveals a dynamic American Dream story - a compelling journey that unfolds through... Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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Fire of Life Films See more »
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