Distributor:  Kartemquin Films
Length:  102 minutes
Date:  1968
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Black and White
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A teenage youth group decides "to bring Christ to their neighborhood" by holding an anti-war Mass at their conservative Chicago parish.

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In this cinema-verite documentary, a teenage youth group called Thumbs Down, decides "to bring Christ to their neighborhood" by holding an anti-war Mass at their conservative Chicago parish. Neither militants nor hippies, they simply believe that Christianity means social action and concern with issues. They present this belief to the community and the confrontation reveals the deepening crisis of communication between the young Christians and their parents, priest, and neighbors.

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Main credits

Quinn, Gordon (Producer)
Quinn, Gordon (Film editor)
Quinn, Gordon (Cinematographer)
Temaner, Gerald (Producer)

Other credits

Editor, Gordon Quinn; camera, Gordon Quinn.

Distributor credits

Gerald Temaner Gordon Quinn
Gerald Temaner Gordon Quinn

Docuseek2 subjects

The 1960s and Vietnam Era
Youth Issues
Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism
War and Peace

Distributor subjects

Religion and Spirituality


Kartemquin Films; Social Issues; Labor; "Thumbs Down"; Kartemquin Films; Chicago; Catholic; Catholicism; Christianity; peace; anti-war

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