There are probably more works of fiction about the Weather Underground than there were ever members.
Okay, that's a hyperbolic statement, but when you get in the mindset of the radical left of the 1960s and 1970s you tend to get a little grand in your rhetoric. The Weather Underground, if you don't know, was the anti-Vietnam youth movement so sickened by the US's foreign policy that they felt they had to “bring the war home” with acts of domestic terrorism. In real life, they called ahead to warn of bombs in government buildings – and the only blood they shed was their own during an explosives accident in a Greenwich Village apartment – but for the movies, even one by a bonafide liberal like Robert Redford, it is easy to paint them as people who let their ideals take them too far.
The Company You Keep
A new trailer for 'The Company You Keep' starring Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford and pretty much half of Hollywood has hit the web and we gotta say, LaBeouf looks kind of convincing in those smart-person glasses.
Sporting one of the more impressive ensemble casts of the year, 'The Company You Keep' is a thriller directed by and starring Robert Redford. It's beginning to make the festival rounds, hitting Venice before traveling to Toronto, and looks like it could be a strong awards-season contender. To get you adequately prepared, a trailer for the film has premiered, which you can check out below.