After about 3 years I finally got a chance to sit down and watch this classic from Criterion. Haskell Wexler definitely had his pulse, and camera, on the events of the late 60's but how many actually knew that his film would resonate with the people and times 50 years later?
Sitting down watching this and thinking, "Yup, yup, this is going on right now, yup, yup, Weird! I saw this on television recently! Holy Shit!" Class struggle, racial inequality, broken education system, ethical questions are thrown at you cinema verite style. Prescient, powerful, off the cuff, daring. Maybe teachers need to show this in U.S. History and Current events classes, right now!