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Alumnus Creates Dinkytown History on Screen

April 6, 2015

This story was originally published in Minnesota Magazine, the magazine of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

A new film telling the story of the 40-day, 40-night continuous occupation of Dinkytown at the height of the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in 1970 will premier at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival April 9 through 25 at St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis. The 95-minute film, “The Dinkytown Uprising,” highlights the takeover of Dinkytown in protest against the war and the proposed Red Barn Restaurant. It was shot by alumnus Al Milgrom (BA ’47 - journalism; MA ' 62 - sociology) and is narrated by playwright and actor Peter Moore.