In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. It was directly engaged with and inspired by veterans against the war and, naturally, it upset U.S. military higher-ups. The F.T.A. tour was highly controversial, but was a huge success among stationed soldiers. In spite of positive reviews and business, director Francine Parker’s film version was quickly taken out of circulation due to political pressures, and has been difficult to see for decades. F.T.A. has now been fully restored in 4K by IndieCollect, and is preceded by a new video introduction from Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda, which provides historical context and explains the impetus that sparked the creation of the F.T.A. troupe.
Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)
Funny, biting and tuneful, it takes you right back there if you lived through it
This film is part of the Retro Revival series.
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