The Year That Trembled | 2003

Drama, Adaptation
Centers around the 1970 Kent State shootings.

Cast

... Judy Woods

Actor

... Casey Pederson

Actor

... Helen Gardner

Actor

... Charlie Kerrigan

Actor

... Isaac Hoskins

Actor

... Frank Woods

Actor

... Jim "Hairball" Morton

Actor

... Phil Robbins

Actor

... Wayne Simonelli

Actor

... Jonny Kenston

Actor

... Ralph Tyler

Actor

... Ernie Whirly

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material

Company

Production Company

Novel City Pictures

Production Company

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.

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