Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Outrage. That's what Howard Zinn makes you feel, like a boil on your ass that won't let you sit still one second longer. A People's History of the United States, the author's classic history from the losers' perspective, has sold an astonishing million-plus copies since its publication in 1980, awakening legions of Americans to the misdeeds of our national sacred cows. In the stirring documentary Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, the still-vital Zinn traces the roots of his radicalism from the 1930s labor protests through the civil rights movement and on to his resistance against the Iraq conflict, while astonishing archival footage illustrates the activist's probing, unsettling opinions on the dangerous power of our government. Get a dose of righteous fury at 7:15 tonight (and continuing through Thursday, with Wednesday screenings at 2 and 4 p.m.) at the Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight (at Cole), S.F. Admission is $4-7; call 668-3994 or visit www.redvicmoviehouse.com.
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