1971: the Film at Milwaukee Film Fest

September 27, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

Before Watergate, WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, there was the town of Media, Pennsylvania in 1971.

They wanted to damage the War Machine.

They brought the FBI to its knees.

They were never caught and never revealed themselves…until now.



Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Oriental Theater

2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI


1:45 - 1971: the Film

The film will be followed by a Q&A with our special guests including

The Washington Post's Betty Medsger, author of "the Burglary,"

Burglars Betty and John Raines,

FBI Historian Athan Theoharis,

and Edward Snowden's attorney Ben Wizner

who will also join us at the reception.


4:00 - Reception

at UWM’s Kenilworth Building 1 block from theater


$40 per person

$20 is tax-deductible and benefits the legal and educational programs of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation.


RSVP by September 22.

Purchase tickets online,

or contact Marion by email or phone: (414) 272-4032, ext. 218 .

Boswell Books will be on site at the reception to sell “The Burglary” ($29.95) and Betty Medsger and Betty and John Raines will be available to sign the books. 10% of sales will be donated to the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation.

The never-before-told complete story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists -- quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans -- that exposed the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected: that J. Edgar Hoover was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, his own shadow Bureau of Investigation.