Presented as part of We Are Takoma
HIT & STAY
A film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed, and waited to be arrested. In doing so, they kindled a wave of similar protests against the Vietnam War across the country. HIT & STAY, a new documentary film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk, tells the story of the Catonsville Nine and those who joined them through interviews with many of the participants, as well as observers ranging from political critic Noam Chomsky to historian Howard Zinn, as the activists went to prison or underground, tangled with the FBI, and ultimately helped change America's mind about the war. Following the screening, Docs In Progress Program Manager Andrea Passafiume will lead a Q&A with filmmaker Joe Tropea.
This program is free thanks to the support of
Docs In Progress is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Takoma Foundation, Maryland Humanities, the Montgomery County Executive's Ball, and people like you. Thank you!
ABOUT DOCS IN PROGRESS
Docs In Progress is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building community through documentary. We do this through a variety of programs including classes, workshops, filmmaker roundtables, and screenings of both in-progress and completed works. We have presented screenings in Takoma Park as part of the We Are Takoma program since 2012.