Locally, we had a really pretty good forum a couple of weeks ago with Tim O’Brien and Lynn Novick at Macalester College ( O’Brien’s alma matter) and moderated by Don Shelby a former News anchor (Air Force Vet). Snippets from the Burns/Novick Doc were shown and question and answer session afterwards. Of the crowd of 200 or so I would say it was pretty evenly matched with Vets and Anti war folks. We handed out pretty much the remainder of our Full Disclosure paper and had a good presence there. Of course, Tim O’Brien is great and had some really good answers to some good questions.
The one comment he made that I really enjoyed was after watching the Doc with his 14 year old son, the kid asks “ Hey Dad, what is Communism?” I ask you to ask that same question to most Americans and see what they say.
Locally, we also had discussion on two local KFAI radio stations about the film.