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Fortunate Son quickly made the bestseller list in 1999 on the strength of allegations including the cover-up of the 1972 arrest for cocaine possession of George W. Bush.
Gearing up for the 2000 presidential campaign, Bush's advisers turned their attention to the book's author, J.H. Hatfield. Under pressure from Bush's legal team, St. Martins Press dutifully withdrew the book from circulation.
Enter punk musician-cum-guerilla publisher, Sander Hicks, of Soft Skull Press who, unimpressed with the capitulation by St. Martins Press, enlisted Hatfield in a mission to re-release his book in the face of a relentless campaign to discredit its author.
Bruce Conner, 9 mins, USA, 1964, B/W
Conner edits newsreel footage and audio to capture the tragic absurdity of President Kennedy's assassination. Please note: this film employs a strobe effect.