WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

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The incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and 

rock and roll changed everything.

About the Film

The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late-1960s and early-70s.  Told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women’s and LGBTQ-liberation movements.  


It's "the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock ‘n’ roll changed everything." 


Directed by Peabody Award-winner Bill Lichtenstein who began working at WBCN at age 14 in 1970.  

See the film (Click "More Events" below for more dates)

3/13/20 through 3/26/20

POSTPONED: Acoustic Java Cafe and Microcinema, Providence, RI

Various Times

Acoustic Java Cafe and Microcinema, 204 South Main Street, Providence, RI

Event Details

3/13/20 through 3/26/20

POSTPONED: Acoustic Java Cafe and Microcinema, Providence, RI

POSTPONED: WATCH FOR NEW DATES COMING SOON!

Click here for information and tickets.

Various Times

Acoustic Java Cafe and Microcinema, 204 South Main Street, Providence, RI

3/21/20

POSTPONED: Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ (for benefit of WFMU-FM)

8pm

Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ

Event Details

3/21/20

POSTPONED: Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ (for benefit of WFMU-FM)

POSTPONED:  Screening at Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ on March 21, 8:00 pm.  Proceeds benefit WFMU community radio.  

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Event Details

8pm

Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ

3/26/20

POSTPONED: Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, Maine

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, Maine

Event Details

3/26/20

POSTPONED: Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, Maine

POSTPONED: WATCH FOR NEW DATES COMING SOON.  Click here for tickets and information.

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, Maine

4/5/2020

POSTPONED: Global Roots Film Festival of the Vermont International Film Festival

4:30 PM

Main Street Landing Film House 60 Lake Street, 3rd floor Burlington, VT

Event Details

4/5/2020

POSTPONED: Global Roots Film Festival of the Vermont International Film Festival

POSTPONED: Visit the festival web site for more information and tickets when available:   https://vtiff.org/events/wbcn/

4:30 PM

Main Street Landing Film House 60 Lake Street, 3rd floor Burlington, VT

FOR ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS CLICK ON "MORE EVENTS>" BELOW LEFT.

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Movie Trailer

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The sounds of "WBCN and The American Revolution"

Click here to listen to the early days of WBCN, when the underground radio station, politics and rock and roll changed radio - and the world, including music, news, ads, rare live musical broadcasts, station 

Credits

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With:

Al Perry

Andy Beaubien

Barry Schneier

Bill Lee

Bo Burlingham

Bob Slavin

Charles Daniels

Charles Laquidara

David Bieber

David Hull

Debbie Ullman

Danny Schechter 

Dinah Vaprin

Eric Jackson

James Montgomery

Jim Parry

Joe Rogers

John Brodey

John Scagliotti

JJ Jackson

Marsha Steinberg

Michael Ansara

Mitchell Kertzman

Noam Chomsky

Norm Winer

Peter Simon

Ray Riepen

Richard Barna

Rochelle Ruthchild

Ron Della Chiesa

Sam Kopper

Steve Nelson

Steven Segal

Steven Wayne

Tim Montgomery

Tommy Hadges


Produced and Directed by:

Bill Lichtenstein


Executive Producers:

Jay Rooney

Mitchell Kertzman

Richard Barna

Robert Sennott

Sridhar Tayur


Director of Photography:

Rob Massey


Edited by:

Timothy Meagher

Bill Lichtenstein


Original Film Material by:

Andy Warhol

Ricky Leacock

Kevin Lynch

Ken Brown

Louis Menand

Kent Beyda, Mark Winer and WK Maxwell


Still Photography:

Peter Simon

Jeff Albertson

Spencer Grant

Nick DeWolf

Liane Brandon

Barry Schneier

Ron Pownall

David Bieber

Steven C. Borack

Charles Sawyer 

Dan Beach

Howard Ruffner

Timothy Carlson

Yale Joel 


Publicity:  

Chris Kelly, Fifth House Public Relations


Legal Assistance: 

Center for Media & Social Impact, American University, Patricia Aufderheide

American University Washington College of Law, Peter Jaszi, Esq. 


Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Christopher T. Bavitz, Esq. 


Jay Fialkov, Esq.


WilmerHale, Jerry Marr, Esq.


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Sula R. Fiszman, Esq., David Johanson, Esq.,  Lawrence T. Stanley, Jr., Esq., Peter G. Byrne, Esq. 


Board of Advisors:

Pat Aufderheide

Noam Chomsky

Rob Cox

Jeff Feuerzig

Hester Fuller

Peter Jaszi

Marc Kirkeby

Jeff Kisseloff

Al Kooper

Phillip Martin

Philip Rosen

Robert Ross

Ken Steinhardt

Dick Wingate


Produced by Lichtenstein Creative Media and LCMedia Productions, Inc. in association with the Center for Independent Documentary and UMass Special Collections and University Archives 

(c) 2019 LCMedia Productions, Inc. 

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