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Protests draw Haskell Wexler back to Chicago
A version of "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" sung by Judy Garland plays over the opening moments of "Four Days in Chicago," Haskell Wexler's documentary about the protesters who came town last year during the NATO summit. As Garland sings of State Street, that great street, Wexler intercuts footage of helmeted police stationed downtown, dressed in quasi-military gear, their batons at the ready, a clutch of plastic tie handcuffs dangling suggestively from their uniforms.
September 26, 2013