WBCN and
The American Revolution

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.  

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12/4/2019

SPECIAL EVENT: LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE Regal Fenway Cinema and After-party at Fenway Johnnie's.

7:00pm - 11:30pm

Regal Fenway Theatre and Fenway Johnnie's, Boston, MA

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12/4/2019

SPECIAL EVENT: LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE Regal Fenway Cinema and After-party at Fenway Johnnie's.

Regal Fenway Theatre and after-party at Fenway Johnnie's, Boston, MA, Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 pm with guests including WBCN legendary airstaff, Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill "Spaceman" Lee and music by the James Montgomery Band.  Tickets still available for donation (click here).

7:00pm - 11:30pm

Regal Fenway Theatre and Fenway Johnnie's, Boston, MA

12/8/19, 12/9/19, 12/10/19

The Center for Arts in Natick

Dec. 8 at 4:00pm; Dec. 9 at 7:30pm, Dec. 10 at 7:30pm.

The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA

Event Details

12/8/19, 12/9/19, 12/10/19

The Center for Arts in Natick

The Center for Arts, Natick, MA, Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 pm, Monday December 9 at 7:30 pm, Tuesday December 10 at 7:30 pm, Q&A after screening with film director Bill Lichtenstein and special guests. Click here to purchase tickets.

Dec. 8 at 4:00pm; Dec. 9 at 7:30pm, Dec. 10 at 7:30pm.

The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick, MA

12/11/19

Kendall Square Cinema

7:00pm

Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

Event Details

12/11/19

Kendall Square Cinema

Kendall Cinema - Landmark Theatre, Cambridge, MA, Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm, Q&A after screening with film director Bill Lichtenstein. Click here to purchase tickets. 

7:00pm

Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

12/19/19

Narrows Center for the Arts

7:00pm

Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

Event Details

12/19/19

Narrows Center for the Arts

Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 pm, Q&A after screening with film director Bill Lichtenstein and special guests. Click here to purchase tickets.
 

7:00pm

Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

12/20/19

Downstairs at the Middle East

7:00pm

Downstairs at the Middle East, Cambridge, MA

Event Details

12/20/19

Downstairs at the Middle East

Rare film screening downstairs at the Middle East, Cambridge, MAFriday, December 20 at 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)  Q&A with director after film and free film poster (11" x 17") with ticket. Click here to purchase tickets. 


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7:00pm

Downstairs at the Middle East, Cambridge, MA

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Theatrical Trailer

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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