Documentary, Comedy, Music Rated: R 97 min
Streaming Online: Fri, Apr 30—Thu, May 6

“In tandem with the Crandell’s virtual community event on May 1, celebrating the pioneering video and filmmakers of Columbia County who, fifty years ago,  recorded the largest civil disobedience demonstration in American history, the actions in Washington to protest the Vietnam War, the Crandell offers F.T.A. (F*** the Army). F.T.A is an ‘on the spot’ documentary made in 1972 that had a very brief theatrical release before it was withdrawn and thought destroyed by its distributor. Starring, among others, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Michael Alaimo, Peter Boyle, Len Chandler, Steve Jaffe, and Holly Near, and written in part by Nancy Dowd, F.T.A. features the vaudevillian anti-Vietnam War tour of the Free Theater Associates to (but outside of) American bases in the Pacific and interviews with GIs fighting in Vietnam.” – Laurence Kardish, FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MoMA

“…a genuine, powerful and even stirring expression of the antipathy engendered by a war that — as the author Thomas Powers recently wrote — ‘refused to be won, or lost, or understood’ and scarred the psyches of those who lived through it.” — J. Hoberman, New York Times
directed by
Francine Parker
written by
Michael Alaimo (written by: The FTA Show), Len Chandler (written by: The FTA Show), Pamela Donegan (written by: The FTA Show), Jane Fonda (written by: The FTA Show), Rita Martinson (written by: The FTA Show), Robin Menken (written by: The FTA Show), Holly Near (written by: The FTA Show), Donald Sutherland (written by: The FTA Show), Dalton Trumbo (written by: The FTA Show)
Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler
production company
Duque Films, Indochina Peace Committee (IPC) Films, Free Theater Associates