Past Event

Civic Cinema: Howard Zinn - You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train

If Michael Moore’s "Fahrenheit 9/11" leaves you hungry for another movie that offers and alternative account of historical events that affected the destiny of the United States and the global community, HOWARD ZINN – YOU CAN’T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN will hit the spot.

On The Public Square at the IHC and the Chicago Historical Society will screen a compelling film that documents the life and times of the compassionate historian, activist and author of the best selling classic A People’s History of the United States.

Featuring rare archival materials, interviews with Howard Zinn as well as colleagues and friends including Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker, YOU CAN’T BE NEUTRAL captures the essence of this activist and thinker who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years. As Noam Chomsky has said of him, "it is no exaggeration to say he has changed the consciousness of a generation."

This event is free. However, seating is limited. Please register to reserve seating with The Public Square at IHC at 312.422.5580.

This film is part of The Public Square’s new program for 2005-2006 entitled CIVIC CINEMA, an exhilarating series of films, forums, and conversations that uses the most exceptionally creative and engaging documentary films of our times as a point of departure for talking about some of the most pressing and challenging social issues facing us.