The Activist (1969)

X | 87 mins | Drama | 1969

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Berkeley and the Big Sur area. Filmed in part in ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Berkeley and the Big Sur area. Filmed in part in 16mm. More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
1969
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 10 December 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Jana Film Enterprises
Copyright Date:
10 December 1969
Copyright Number:
LP42722
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor, print by CFI
Duration(in mins):
87
MPAA Rating:
X
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
151
SYNOPSIS

Mike Corbett, a radical student opposed to the Vietnam war, seeks shelter after a demonstration at a girl friend's apartment but instead finds only her roommate, Lee, there. Lee is attracted by Mike's dedication to the cause; they fall in love and begin living together. Lee begins to help Mike in his protest work but does not become wholeheartedly involved. Mike and his radical organization stage a sit-in at the Berkeley draft induction center; the police are called in and attack the demonstrators, arresting Lee and beating Mike into unconsciousness. Lee later rejoins Mike and tries to encourage him to leave the movement and reenter the university from which he has been expelled. They visit Professor Williams, one of Mike's teachers and a former radical, who also tries to persuade Mike to live within the academic world rather than protest against the inequities of society. Mike abandons his two friends, however, and resumes his protest ... +


Mike Corbett, a radical student opposed to the Vietnam war, seeks shelter after a demonstration at a girl friend's apartment but instead finds only her roommate, Lee, there. Lee is attracted by Mike's dedication to the cause; they fall in love and begin living together. Lee begins to help Mike in his protest work but does not become wholeheartedly involved. Mike and his radical organization stage a sit-in at the Berkeley draft induction center; the police are called in and attack the demonstrators, arresting Lee and beating Mike into unconsciousness. Lee later rejoins Mike and tries to encourage him to leave the movement and reenter the university from which he has been expelled. They visit Professor Williams, one of Mike's teachers and a former radical, who also tries to persuade Mike to live within the academic world rather than protest against the inequities of society. Mike abandons his two friends, however, and resumes his protest activities. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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