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Hit & Stay: Catonsville Nine Film Screening

October 05, 2018

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SNF Parkway Theatre
5 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Phone:
410-752-8083

Overview

The SNF Parkway Theatre presents a special one-night-only screening of HIT & STAY, a film documenting the Baltimore-area Catonsville Nine of 1968. On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed, and waited to be arrested. In doing so, they kindled a wave of similar protests against the Vietnam War across the country that swept up dozens of participants and inspired thousands, and then millions. HIT & STAY, a new documentary film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk tells the story of the Nine and those who joined them in protesting the war. The Catonsville Nine action had been preceded by a quartet of activists—including Catonsville Nine participant, Father Philip Berrigan—splashing blood on draft files in nearby Baltimore. But it was Catonsville that galvanized the nonviolent antiwar resistance away from protest marches and toward direct actions by ordinary citizens against draft boards. This new form of protest quickly spread to similar actions in Washington, D.C., New York, Milwaukee, and all across the country, drawing the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the increasingly antiwar American public. Through interviews with many of the participants (as well as observers ranging from linguist political critic Noam Chomsky to historian Howard Zinn), HIT & STAY explores the early actions, the activists going to prison or going under-ground, the FBI’s pushback against the movement, the escalating scale and stakes, and the ultimate victory of the protesters in the trial of the Camden 28. This event is part of a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Catonsville Nine action.

Event Details

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  • Film
  • History
  • Special Events
  • Admission: $10
  • Station North Arts & Entertainment District

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