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“Fu*k The Army” or “FTA” film starring Jane Fonda plays in New York.
Hanoi Jane attended a screening of “Fu*k The Army” in New York this February. The film, starring Jane Fonda and Donald Southerland, was produced and shown briefly in 1972. If you haven’t guessed it’s a very anti-military movie. To be more accurate it’s a very anti U.S. military movie as the American far-left never protests the military actions of communist countries. The movie quickly disappeared after release only to resurface in January 2009 in New York. Here’s how the Village Voice described the event:
Ever since its brief theatrical run in 1972, F.T.A. (coming soon to the IFC in a restored archival print) has almost never been seen. The documentary recorded the vaudeville antics of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, among other actors, who toured military towns around the U.S. and overseas to offer their support to troops who opposed the war.
David Zeiger, director of the recent Vietnam documentary Sir! No Sir!, moderates the discussion, and a portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War
Below you’ll find a movie poster/handout used at the time of the film’s original release. This poster mentions the United States Serviceman’s Fund. That organization was founded by David Zeiger and it appears Mr. Ziegler, like Bill Ayers, has remained active in socialist/communist causes in the United States.
Ziegler is currently listed as a member of the board of directors of the Proteus Fund. Link here. That organization is tied into an interesting cadre of left wing groups in the United States. Their website has links to those various groups and here’s a quick bio of one of those them.
The Civil Marriage Collaborative (CMC) represents a unique collaboration among funders focused on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues and other progressive funders to strengthen a broad and diverse grassroots constituency to achieve civil marriage equality for same-sex couples in the United States.
I would love to hear from someone that has actually seen this film. Is it as bad as the trash the U.S. military films that Hollywood put out in the last eight years?