Wednesday, September 27th, 8 pm MonkeyWrench Books presents a screening and discussion of “Rebels with a Cause.” Rebels with a Cause is a 2000 documentary that chronicles the movements for social change of the Sixties that began with the civil rights movement and culminated with the angry protests against the US war in Vietnam.
Students for a Democratic Society, the largest and most influential student organization of the ’60s, was a uniquely American movement that grew and evolved in response to the times. At its peak in 1968, SDS had over 100,000 members and 400 chapters. Told through the eyes of SDS members, the film is about far more than SDS. It’s about the values, motivations, and actions of a generation that lost it’s innocence but gained a sense of power and purpose. It’s about a decade that changed America.
The movie will be followed by a discussion with Alice Embree, a former Austin SDS member who is featured in the film, about SDS’s legacy in Austin. LOCATION: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.