Joe Tropea thought he was writing a research paper on the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic anti-war activists who set draft records ablaze outside a Selective Service office in 1968. But what he was really working on was a movie script.
“I just got hooked on telling the story,” Tropea says of the six-year film project, undertaken with co-director Skizz Cyzyk, that will be getting its local premiere during this week's 15th Maryland Film Festival. The festival starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday.
“Hit & Stay” is a compelling documentary not only because it tells of a seminal moment in the history of the Vietnam-era anti-war movement, but also because it shows in intricate detail how that action — both the ideals it highlighted and the people who carried it out — would spread through the country over the next few years.
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*** See Hit & Stay! ***
“Hit & Stay” is an official selection of the 2013 Maryland Film Festival. There will be two screenings at this year's festival: Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the charles theater and Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. at MICA Brown Center.
*** More about Hit & Stay: ***
www.hitandstay.com (Official site)
“Filmmakers debut Catonsville Vietnam protest documentary in Md.” (WBAL-TV)
Hit & Stay, Maryland Film Festival guide