F-F-Free the Army! Audio Review of 1972’s ‘F.T.A.’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review, going back to a 1972 anti-Vietnam War documentary with Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, as they entertain the troops in “F.T.A.,” available through on-demand in Virtual Cinemas right now, for more info click KinoLorber.com.

The rediscovered 1972 documentary – directed by Francine Parker, a pioneering female filmmaker – is an acronym for “Free the Army” and other variations of the phrase. Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland – right after they did the film KLUTE in 1971 – organized an anti-war “entertain the troops” show for army bases in Hawaii, the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan … the very places being used to conduct the Vietnam War. The idea was to gather performers, including Fonda and Sutherland, to help mobilize the anti-Vietnam War effort.

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Audio Film Review of F.T.A., by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com …

F.T.A.” is available through On-Demand Virtual Cinema, locally through Facets Chicago or KinoLorber.com. Featuring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Directed by Francine Parker. Rated “R”

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