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Institute of Politics

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67 Shots is a film in development that aspires to remind us of the dangers of history repeating itself in these charged and politically polarized times. Based on the book 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, the film is about the tragic shooting of student protestors at Kent State University in 1970 when the National Guard fired 67 shots into the crown, killing 4 students, and injuring 9 others. With more people marching in the streets now than perhaps at any time since the 1970s, what are the factors that make this story worth telling again now? What are the issues and challenges filmmakers face in developing a screenplay that is both true to history and relevant and meaningful today?

Special Guest: Stephen Belber, screenwriter

This seminar is part of IOP Visiting Fellow Jay Roach’s series, “The Art of Political Narrative."

  • This seminar is open to students only and off the record.
  • Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests.
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