Berkeley in the Sixties
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Berkeley in the Sixties (1990) is an award-winning documentary film by Mark Kitchell. The film features Mario Savio, Todd Gitlin, Joan Baez, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Huey Newton, Allen Ginsberg, Gov. Ronald Reagan and the Grateful Dead. The documentary highlights the origins of the Free Speech Movement and the development of the counterculture of the 1960s in Berkeley, California.
- 1990 Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award; 1990.
- National Society of Film Critics Awards 1990: Best Documentary; 1991.
- 63rd Academy Awards nominee: Academy Award for Documentary Feature; 1990.
- 1990 Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize; 1990.