The Year That Trembled


1h 45m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Three teenagers, fresh out of high school and fearful of the impending draft lottery, experience a summer of life-changing experiences. On May 2, 1970, the teens find themselves caught up in the anti-Nixon upheaval at Kent State. Following a guerilla theater performance, they meet a young activist w

Film Details

Also Known As
Year That Trembled
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Allumination Filmwork Llc
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Three teenagers, fresh out of high school and fearful of the impending draft lottery, experience a summer of life-changing experiences. On May 2, 1970, the teens find themselves caught up in the anti-Nixon upheaval at Kent State. Following a guerilla theater performance, they meet a young activist woman who takes refuge at their summer farmhouse, hoping to sidestep an FBI investigation triggered by the Kent shootings. Next door to their shared place, a young couple also struggle over war-related complications--she loses her high school teaching job and he launches a civil suit on behalf of the Kent victims, hoping to avoid the draft while trying to follow in the footsteps of Bobby Kennedy--all the while the draft lottery hovers over them. Confronted by the hypocrisy of the war and the complexities of the counter-culture, no one emerges unscathed. Choices are made, emotional boundaries are transgressed and innocence is lost.

Film Details

Also Known As
Year That Trembled
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Allumination Filmwork Llc
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 9, 2003

Released in United States Fall September 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video December 9, 2003