Berkeley in the Sixties
|Berkeley in the Sixties|
|Directed by||Mark Kitchell|
|Written by||Susan Griffin|
|Produced by||Mark Kitchell|
|Narrated by||Susan Griffin|
|Edited by||Veronica Selver|
|Music by||Various artists|
|Distributed by||California Newsreel|
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. It also aired on the PBS series POV.
Rotten Tomatoes assigned the film an approval rating of 100%, based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 8.10/10. Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly gave it a grade of "A−", writing "The film doesn’t shrink from saying that many of the ’60s social-protest movements went too far. It demonstrates that by the end of the decade, protest had become a narcotic in itself. But only a movie that understands the ’60s as profoundly as this one has truly earned the right to say that."
- 1990 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award, 1990 
- National Society of Film Critics Awards 1990, Best Documentary, 1991.
- 63rd Academy Awards, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, 1990.
- 1990 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, 1990.
- ^ POV|PBS
- ^ Trailer on Vimeo
- ^ Perspectives on History|AHA
- ^ TV Guide
- ^ Maslin, Jane (1990-09-26). "Berkeley: Tie-Dye to Just Ties". Review/Film. The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- ^ Documentary Winners: 1991 Oscars
- ^ "Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 10, 2022.
- ^ "Berkeley in the Sixties". Entertainment Weekly. November 30, 1990. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
- ^ 1990 Sundance Film Festival|Archives|Sundance Institute
- ^ 1991|Oscars.org
- Davis, R.G. (Fall 1990). "Berkeley in the Sixties" (PDF). 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.
- 1990 films
- Documentary films about American politics
- American documentary films
- Hippie films
- History of Berkeley, California
- 1990 documentary films
- Documentary films about San Francisco
- Political history of the San Francisco Bay Area
- Films about activists
- Films set in the 1960s
- 1990s English-language films
- 1990s American films
- Sundance Film Festival award-winning films