became an environmental activist under an assumed name (and testified before a congressional committee about the water quality of the St.
Highlights from the 600,000 minutes of broadcast footage include interviews with Abbie Hoffman
, as well as performances by and in-studio visits with Bob Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Arlo Guthrie.
The only thing that is not traditional about it is that I dress like Abbie Hoffman
Buckminster Fuller, Abbie Hoffman
, Mick Jagger, Carole King, Lou Reed, and many other counter culture figures of the sixties and seventies.
did Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman
form the |Yippies?
Mainly, the movie is a series of one-on-ones between Phoenix, looking like Abbie Hoffman
with muttonchops, and a mad variety of '60s archetypes--Black militants, Aryan Nations goons, teenage runaways, Feds, a sunshine-gal ex-junkie ( Jena Malone), a fortysomething swinger (Martin Short), a police informant (Owen Wilson), a hippie-hating cop (Josh Brolin), and hippie chicks of all persuasions, as well as the weird ringer of a super-straight pot-smoking deputy DA (Reese Witherspoon).
WAS BASICALLY Groucho Marx with a vision--at least according to playwright Herbert Siguenza, who will star as the 1960s political and social activist in his new play Steal Heaven, which runs at San Diego REPertory Theater Jan.
The Hangover Hour Mareh Labenski reads the poetry of Abbie Hoffman
, 5 p.
In Chicago, during the 1968 Democratic Convention, he became a supporter of the new "Yippie" protestors led by Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman
, and the film interviews both on Ochs' role in their movement.
The lyrics were inspired by a range of sources, from Aristotle to Abbie Hoffman
Today the film stands as one of the great artifacts of 1960s counterculture: Nichols and Hoffmanand those two Jewish folksingers crooning all over the soundtrackstand alongside Bob Dylan and Abbie Hoffman
as Jewish prophets of generational unrest.
Kusch tries to balance his police interviews with quotes and interviews from the other side--from Abbie Hoffman
, Tom Hayden, David Dellinger, and others--but these are mostly from secondary sources and printed recollections, and the product does not serve as much of a balance.