The Movement and the Madman

Q&A with producer/director Stephen Talbot!

Tuesday, September 10 6:30pm

The MOVEMENT and the “MADMAN” shows how two antiwar protests  in the fall of 1969 — the largest the country had ever seen — pressured President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the U.S. war in Vietnam, including threats to use nuclear weapons.

At the time, protestors had no idea what they had prevented and how many lives they had saved.

Told as a political thriller, the 83-minute film engages viewers in a you-are-there experience with insider accounts from Nixon officials and movement leaders, illustrated with dynamic archival footage and driven by an original score and songs from the 60’s.

Our film is a deeply researched project told by a variety of voices providing multiple perspectives. We conducted 30 in-depth interviews with antiwar movement organizers, members of Congress, historians, and Nixon administration officials, including three men who worked directly with Kissinger on Nixon’s “madman” plans.

It’s an inspiring story that offers hope in a time of new wars and nuclear threats.

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Running Time 82 min

Genre Documentary, History

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Directed by
Stephen Talbot