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Year: 1990

Classification: PG

Runtime: 113 min

Produced In: USA

Directed By: Mark Kitchell

Produced By: Mark Kitchell

Language: English

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Nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary category, BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES chronicles the reality of life in Berkeley, California, during the turbulent years of the rise and fall of the US student protest movement, from free speech to the Peace Movement and counter-culture and on to the start of the Women's Movement.

Featuring Bobby Seale, Martin Luther King, Allen Ginsberg, Ronald Reagan, Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead.

"A REAL TRIUMPH! ABSORBING AND PROVOCATIVE. A valuable attempt to put the events of that decade into perspective." - Village Voice.

"A POTENT BLAST FROM THE PAST ... sweeping and event-filled ... a lively chronicle." - New York Times.

"STARTLING ... STRIKINGLY IMMEDIATE FOOTATE ... well sequenced ... highly informative." - Variety.

"THIS REALLY IS THE SIXTIES ... a vivid sense of history." - Los Angeles Times.

  • ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE! Best Documentary

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