WBCN And The American Revolution

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Showings

Somerville Theatre - Screen 1 Sat, Apr 27 7:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Documentary Feature
Runtime:125
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
Web Site:http://TheAmericanRevolution.fm/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bill Lichtenstein
Additional Info
Twitter:@TheAmericanRev
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/theamericanrevolution/

Description

CENTERPIECE FILM:
DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

Expected to be in attendance: Director Bill Lichtenstein

Set against the profound social, political, and cultural changes in Boston and the nation from the late 1960s through the early 1970s, this landmark documentary tells the previously untold story of the early days of radical underground radio station WBCN-FM. Long before passionate amateurs could upload their music and words to social media and cast about for an online audience, underground radio was the cultural circulatory system, connecting listeners with unsanitized art and ideas. WBCN achieved legendary status, in part by helping to launch the fame of musical luminaries like U2, Aerosmith, and Bruce Springsteen. Beyond that, the station chronicled and analyzed the turmoil and progress that defined its peak era.

Director Bill Lichtenstein was a junior high school student when he began volunteering at WBCN becoming its youngest-ever DJ. He has compiled a wealth of interview footage and archival material in this priceless American time capsule.

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