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Screening of: Investigation of a Flame: A Documentary Portrait of the Catonsville 9

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This beautiful, haunting and evocative film by Lynne Sachs
is the powerful story of what happened on May 17, 1968 when three priests, a
nurse, an artist and four others walked into a Catonsville,
MD draft board office. They grabbed hundreds of selective service records and
burned them with home-made napalm.


 This is an intimate
look at this unlikely band-dubbed the Catonsville
Nine-who broke the law in a poetic act of civil disobedience. Lynn Sachs
explores the Sixties protest with our own difficult times and how we can act to
get access to the public imagination (e.g. the Occupy movement).   She has combined volatile long-unseen
archival footage with a series of informal interviews with Berrigans, Howard
Zinn and others. The meditative result encourages viewers to ponder the
contemporary relevance of civil disobedience and the implications of personal
sacrifice for the greater good. Endorsed by the St. Joseph Father Bill
O'Donnell Social Justice Committee and the Ecumenical Peace Institute


Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our
Conscientious Projector Series for the 99%


Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.


Wheelchair accessible.


Ph: 510-275-4272


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