F.T.A.

“The Show the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop!” In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. It was directly engaged with and inspired by veterans against the war and, naturally, it upset U.S. military higher-ups. The F.T.A. tour was highly controversial and was a huge success among stationed soldiers. In spite of positive reviews and business, director Francine Parker’s film version was quickly taken out of circulation due to political pressures and has been difficult to see for decades.

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Director: Francine Parker
Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Rita Martinson, Paul Mooney
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: R
Run time: 1 hour 37 minutes