The Montana State University Leadership Institute presents the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Berkeley in the Sixties," on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in MSU's Procrastinator Theatre, which is located at 125 Linfield Hall.
The 1960s alumni of the Berkeley campus tell their stories about how the quiet school became the site of massive political activism through students fighting for their right of political expression on campus and their opposition to the Vietnam War. Civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the women's movement and the birth of the Black Panthers are captured in their origins in this gripping documentary.
Interweaving the memories of 15 former student leaders, the film explores their grappling with the meaning of their actions. Their recollections are brought to life with footage from thousands of historical clips and hundreds of interviews. Appearances from Ronald Reagan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mario Savio, Huey Newton and Allen Ginsburg bring the tumultuous decade back to life.
This event is free and open to the public. Call the MSU Leadership Institute at 994-7275 with any questions.