Looking Back at the Beatnik Riot:
A Film Screening of the Documentary Sunday
Sunday, which documents a confrontation between folk singers and police at Washington Square, has been widely honored as one of the first social protest films of the 1960s. It was filmed on April 9th, 1961 and released in the summer of that year. This confrontation has come to be known as the Beatnik Riot, after musicians such as Bob Dylan who often played in the Square. The ‘riot’ ensued when music was outlawed in the park, and close to 3,000 people gathered in opposition. Dan Drasin, documentary filmmaker, photographer, media producer, writer, and creator of Sunday, will answer questions about this event as well as the history of the folk scene in and around Washington Square.
- Monday, September 26, 2011
- 6:30 pm
47 5th Avenue (between 11th & 12th Streets)