Wednesday, January 05, 2005

New York based Pacific Street Films is being honored this week with a retrospective at the Harvard Film Archives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and again in March at New York's MOMA. Among the films shown will be "Anarchism in America" a road trip film, which travels across North America exploring native anarchist tradions, from those within hardcore punk to New England's town hall meetings. "Anarchism" which was originally released in 1982 has been updated for the new millenium to chronicle the anarchist resurgence since then. In one of their earlier films "Red Squad" Pacific Street Film's founders Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler attempt to turn the tables on New York City's notorious red squad, the police division responsible for surveiling leftists and subversives. These and other Pacific Street Films can be viewed by the public free of charge at The Tamiment Library in New York City.