Berkeley in the Sixties
|Berkeley in the Sixties|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Mark Kitchell|
|Produced by||Mark Kitchell|
|Written by||Susan Griffin
|Narrated by||Susan Griffin|
|Music by||Various artists|
|Edited by||Veronica Selver|
|Distributed by||California Newsreel
First Run Features
|September 26, 1990
(New York City)
Berkeley in the Sixties is a 1990 documentary film by Mark Kitchell. The film highlights the origins of the Free Speech Movement beginning with the May 1960 House Un-American Activities Committee hearings at San Francisco City Hall, the development of the counterculture of the 1960s in Berkeley, California, and ending with People's Park in 1969. The film features 15 student activists and archival footage of Mario Savio, Todd Gitlin, Joan Baez, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Huey Newton, Allen Ginsberg, Gov. Ronald Reagan and the Grateful Dead. The film is dedicated to Fred Cody, founder of Cody's Books. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
- 1990 Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award; 1990.
- National Society of Film Critics Awards 1990: Best Documentary; 1991.
- 63rd Academy Awards nominee: Academy Award for Documentary Feature; 1990.
- 1990 Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize; 1990.
- Davis, R.G. (Fall 1990). "Berkeley in the Sixties". Film Quarterly (Berkeley, California: University of California Press) 44 (1): 58. doi:10.1525/fq.1990.44.1.04a00110.
- Porton, R. (1991). "Berkeley in the Sixties". Cineaste (New York City: Cineaste Publishers, Inc.) 18 (2): 31–32.