'1971' recalls burglary that birthed America's 'big brother'

March 13, 2015 12:05 PM

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"1971" is an appropriately matter-of-fact title for a decidedly low-key documentary. But don't mistake a lack of flash for an absence of substance. The story told here couldn't be more significant or more timely.

As directed by Johanna Hamilton (who co-produced the excellent "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"), "1971" tells all about a half-forgotten clandestine event that took place on the night of March 8 of that year, an incident that had a more enduring impact than even its participants anticipated.

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