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|Film Showing & Discussion "Born of the Fourth of July"|
|Date||Thursday September 15|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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2969 Mission St.
25th and 26th St., near 24th St. BART
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Followed by discussion and video of Ron Kovic speaking at an anti-war protest against the Iraq War.
"Born on the Fourth of July" is a powerful true-life story of Ron Kovic, a Marine who became paralyzed in the Vietnam war in 1968 on his second tour. Through a painful process of self-awareness and the influence the Vietnam-veterans’ growing anti-war movement, Kovic became a militant spokesperson against the war.
This film provides a vital understanding of the transformation of a generation of young men who were caught in the horror of U.S. genocidal war and became its most convincing opponents. Directed by Oliver Stone; Starring Tom Cruise. 1989, 145 min.
$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.