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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse FTA for showing that standing
up against the aggressors (the US Army) could be done,
at least when one was overseas and outside of the
media they could pressure and control.

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The Show the Pentagon Couldn't Stop!

FTA (2009) - 97 minutes
FTA at Amazon.com

Available for the first time since it mysteriously disappeared in 1972 after only one week in theaters, this raucous film is a riveting slice of the Vietnam anti-war movement. Reviving the wonderfully campy, yet biting theater of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland's Free The Army (or, more popularly, "F*** the Army") Tour, FTA captures the entertaining magic and mayhem of the anti-war and pro-labor show as it rallies and rouses dissident GI's stationed along the Pacific Rim.

A gritty mix of rollicking performances and GI interviews, FTA juxtaposes lighthearted political satire with the somber realities of war, occupation, and the absurdities of military life, a barbed rebuke to the staid USO program. From Okinawa to the Philippines, stirred by the show's provocative message, the members of the U.S. military find courage to speak out candidly in front of the camera.

Fonda and Sutherland are joined on stage by an all-star cast of musicians and activists including folk musician Len Chandler, songstress Rita Martinson, and comedian Paul Mooney.

A fresh look at the Vietnam anti-war movement through the songs and skits that shook a generation, this film will leave you singing along with the fired-up men and women of the military. Foxtrot, Tango, Alpha… F*** the Army!


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FTA
The Show the Pentagon Couldn't Stop!

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse FTA for showing that standing
up against the aggressors (the US Army) could be done,
at least when one was overseas and outside of the
media they could pressure and control.