When presidential candidate George McGovern took on incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972, no one really expected him to win – and he didn’t. But in his bold, grassroots, seat-of-the-pants campaign, which energized young and progressive Americans to a degree never before seen, we find the genesis of today's powerful and sophisticated progressive movement.
Using a wealth of amazing archival materials, interviews with provocative figures including historian Howard Zinn, and extensive interviews with McGovern himself, this “tremendously thought-provoking tribute to the one man who could have dramatically and permanently altered America’s political landscape for the better [is] essential viewing” (CBS Radio).
Featuring music by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Donovan, Leon Russell and Elvis Costello.
"A riveting tale of idealism vs. cynicism." - New York Daily News
"An elegant homage. It illuminates much of the political landscape of the ‘60s and early ‘70s – as well as today."
- Minneapolis City Pages