The Strawberry Statement
Warner Archive Collection (series)
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 3 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 12, 2012
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Special Edition
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort, Kristina Holland & Bob Balaban|
|Performer:||Israel Horovitz, Booker Bradshaw, James Coco & Eddra Gale|
|Directed by||Stuart Hagmann|
|Edited by||Marjorie Fowler & Fredric Steinkamp|
|Screenplay by||Israel Horovitz|
|Cinematography by||Ralph Woolsey|
|Art Direction by||E. Preston Ames & George W. Davis|
|Produced by||Robert Chartoff & Irwin Winkler|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Set to anthemic songs of the time, The Strawberry Statement is both about and from the era of protests that swept campuses in the 1960s and '70s. Bruce Davison plays Simon, an athlete drawn to the excitement of a demonstration, to a girl (Kim Darby) he meets and ultimately, to the cause. The film ends with a police-and-National Guard raid on protesters that gave viewers of the day a knowing unease: student demonstrators had been shot -- some fatally -- at Kent State University and Jackson State College in the month prior to the film's release.
Unlike many of his peers, Simon is at first more concerned with his classes than with fighting for causes. However, when he becomes attracted to Linda, a pretty radical, his views start changing.
Eventually, Simon participates in the famous Columbia riots that pitted the National Guard against student demonstrators...
- Shown at the Cannes Film Festival, in competition, May 4, 1970.
- Released theatrically in New York City June 15, 1970.
- Color by Metrocolor.
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