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Cover Title
'68
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Cat # / Distributor
80167 - Starmaker
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N/A (NTSC)
Original Title / Year
Sixty-Eight (1988)
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Set in the late '60s in tumultuous San Francisco, a Hungarian immigrant family struggles to define their individual roles in the rapidly changing world around them. The father starts a cafe while one son becomes politically active, joining the Robert Kennedy campaign. A second son enlists in the Army, discovers he's gay, and joins the anti-Vietnam movement. This independently made film is a scattershot attempt at touching the many divisive issues of the times.

The father escaped the Soviet invasion of Budapest and now runs a Hungarian restaurant that is not doing well financially. The younger of his two sons is gay and struggling with coming out. His dad disowns him when he finally does. The older son is involved in the counterculture, gets kicked out of college, buys a motorcycle, starts dating a Maoist, and is also disowned by his father. The older of the sons runs afoul of an outlaw motorcycle club; the younger of the two sons gets drafted but is rejected because of his homosexuality. The older one joins his younger brother in a gay rights protest.
Major events of the year such as the assassination of Martin Luther King and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy are interspersed throughout the plot and depicted in the film using stock footage.

'68 was first shown at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival during March 11–26, 1987. The film was then regionally released on May 6, 1988. The film was also shown at the Deauville Film Festival in September 1988 in which Steven Kovacs was nominated for the Critics' Award

Release Date: May 6, 1988

Distrib: New World