Cinema: Mandarin Morality

THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE

Directed by GORDON DAVIDSON Screenplay by DANIEL BERRIGAN and SAUL LEVITT

Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J. (played by Ed Flanders) addresses the court, reading from a poem of his own composition: "We have chosen to say, with the gift of our freedom, that the violence stops here, the death stops here, the suppression of truth stops here, this war stops here."

The eight other defendants look at each other and smile, smiles that convey much of what is wrong with this film of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine....

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