Congratulations to Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno! The poster/brochure with POV’s 20th anniversary lineup finally made its way to my mailbox, and one week from tonight (July 10) PBS will air her film, REVOLUTION ’67. This substantial and illuminating documentary, which had its World Premiere at the 2006 Florida Film Festival, explores the untold story of the six days of riots that erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in the summer of 1967. The film takes on the causes and personalities behind the riots (including Amiri Baraka, Tom Hayden, and Brendan Byrne), and through them we gain a new perspective on the civil uprisings of the 1960’s. This was a chaotic and violent time in American history, and the airing of Marylou’s meticulous reconstruction of the events will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the revolt.
Well worth checking out next Tuesday at 10 PM.