Last evening, as an Executive Producer, I received this email from Bill Lichtenstein, Director of the award-winning documentary WBCN and the American Revolution (that I have written about before in 2019 Best Documentary Feature and Theatrical Release) that captures
“the era’s exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles and emerging women’s and LGBTQ liberation movements”:
With the documentary readied to make its television premiere tomorrow night on WGBH, I just wanted to write and thank everyone again for your support and assistance with the production of the film.
WGBH included the film as one of its five “Programmers’ Picks” for the month of May with this lovely write-up:
“For Bostonians of a certain age, that title alone will be all the encouragement they need to watch this documentary that tells the amazing story of the radical underground radio station that rocked the city’s airwaves during the profound social, political and cultural changes unfolding in Boston and across the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s. That story is told through the voices of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the station and the era’s exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles and emerging women’s and LGBTQ liberation movements. This is the rare documentary that manages to be simultaneously nostalgic and extraordinarily timely. If you were a ‘BCN fan but want to hear the deep cuts (so to speak), don’t miss this film. And if you’re wondering what the fuss was all about, now’s the time to tune in and turn on. The film’s Peabody Award-winning director, Bill Lichtenstein, was a mere lad of 14 when he started working at WBCN in 1970, so he’s uniquely positioned to tell it like it was. GBH is proud to present the television premiere of this acclaimed documentary. — Ron Bachman, GBH Senior Director of Programming” See: https://www.wgbh.org/programs/2021/05/03/gbh-programmers-choice-what-to-watch-in-may
In the fall, it will play on PBS nationwide.
Also, in the fall, I will showcase another documentary film (now in post-production) for which I am an Executive Producer. Stay tuned!