- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: December 10, 2002
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Bonus Footage: Archival Footage
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Additional Trailers
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 10/18/1990
"...A vivid emblem of an era and a timely rallying cry against censorship..."
New York Times - 09/26/1990
"...Graceful and solemn..."
USA Today - 03/12/1993
"...A great-deservedly Oscar-nominated documentary....About a dozen ex-student participants, nearly all of whom retain their zeal, reminisce as we see brilliantly plucked archival footage of their former selves..."
Covers the period from 1960 to 1969; Produced and released in 1990.
This highly acclaimed documentary chronicles the 1960s counterculture as it was born and bred at the University of California, Berkeley. What began as a campus Free Speech Movement blossomed into a generation's social revolution--eventually encompassing the antiwar movement, women's liberation, and the Black Panthers' struggle. Key figures from the period (such as Allen Ginsberg, Mario Savio, and Huey Newton) offer their assessment of the events. One interesting segment examines how the political contingent parted ways with the hippies, who were not especially concerned with politics. BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES unrolls in three sections: Confronting the University, Confronting America, and Confronting History.
- Theatrical release: January 1990 (festival)
- BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES won the audience award at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival.
- San Francisco Bay Area television stations donated the use of their archives to the filmmaker for $1.
- Other subjects and interviewees include: Mario Savio, Clark Kerr, Huey Newton, Jack Weinberg, Jentri Anders, John Gage, Frank Bardacke, Jackie Goldberg, Michael Rossman, John Searle, Suzy Nelson, Ruth Rosen, David Hilliard, Hardy Frye, Barry Melton, Mike Miller, Susan Griffin.