The Weather Underground (film)

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The Weather Underground
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Directed by Sam Green, Bill Siegel [1]
Starring Bill Ayers
Bernardine Dohrn
Mark Rudd
Brian Flanagan
Naomi Jaffe
Laura Whitehorn
David Gilbert
Kathleen Neal Cleaver
Todd Gitlin
Running time
95 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Box office$564,632 [2]

The Weather Underground is a 2002 documentary film based on the rise and fall of the American radical organization Weather Underground. [3]

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Summary

Using much archive footage from the time as well as interviews with the Weathermen each at their current state, the film constructs a linear narrative of the organization and serves as a cautionary tale for current volatile times. [4]

Reception

Critical response

The Weather Underground has an approval rating of 91% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 58 reviews, and an average rating of 7.79/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Fascinating documentary about the militant Weathermen". [5] Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 77 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [6]

Accolades

The film, directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel, won the audience choice award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2004. [7]

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