504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309


Thu, May 7: 7:30 pm: F.T.A (aka Free the Army or Fuck the Army) by Francine Parker
Sat, May 9: 7:30 pm: Last House on the Left by Wes Craven


Coming Apart: Two Views of 1972
1972 was one of the most tumultuous years in American history – and one of the richest in cinema history. Watergate, The Godfather, the Christmas bombing of North Vietnam, Pink Flamingos, Apollo 17 lands on the moon, Deep Throat, Nixon defeats McGovern with the lowest voter turnout since 1948, Deliverance, the Munich Massacre of Israeli athletes during the Summer Olympics, Harold and Maude… This two-program series revisits two films of 1972 – through completely different lenses. One a free and loose document of a rollicking anti-war road show, the other a brutal mirror held up to the relentless violence of the era.

F.T.A. (aka Free the Army or Fuck the Army)
By Francine Parker
Available for the first time since it mysteriously disappeared in 1972 after only one week in theaters, this raucous time capsule is a riveting slice of the Vietnam anti-war movement. Reviving the biting theater of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland's F.T.A. Tour, it captures the entertaining magic and mayhem of the anti-war and pro-labor show as it rallies and rouses dissident GIs stationed along the Pacific Rim. (1972, 97 min, 35mm)

Last House on the Left
By Wes Craven
The pointless recent remake of this film only served to reinforce the original’s terrifying occult-like power, which played in theaters and drive-ins for over a decade. Loosely inspired by Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, LHOTL is a harrowing journey into the heart of darkness, telling the story of a family’s revenge on a gang of nihilistic thugs. Just keep repeating, it’s only a movie...it’s only a movie...it’s only a movie... (1972, 82 min, 35mm)


Films from 1972


Coming Apart: Two Views of 1972 – 701 Mission St., San Francisco CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room

Public Info:

415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org

$8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members

Official Website: http://www.ybca.org

Added by ybcapr on April 17, 2009

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