Eddie Redmayne played the role of Tom Hayden - the President of the Youth Democratic Movement. The almost unrecognisable Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin was another founder of Yippee. Cohen was approved when Steven Spielberg took over the production in 2006, but large budgets did not suit a film studio, and the project was put on hold for a long time. The actors managed to bring all the types and moods that prevailed in America in the late 60s - idealists, mockingbirds and revolutionaries - to the screen.
The sixties: of rock 'n' roll, psychedelics,, hippies, as well as sexual revolution, flying into space and burning summons from "Uncle Sam, what awaits you in the US Army." Freedom finally came to every sphere, including film industry - in 1967, the Hays Code ceased to exist. Nobody understood what to do with this freedom at that time, it's rather everyone did it in their own way. The need for change became clear with the assassination of John Kennedy in 1963, but the reason for an active phase of protest was the killing of black activists (the list was headed by Martin Luther King) and the victory of populist and Republican Richard Nixon in presidential election. The impact of these events on young Americans was tremendous at that time.
As the yippie Manifesto said, "We are the gentle pollen from which a new, high-fat America will be born." The country was never born high for everyone, but the ideas of the sixties are relevant to this day - students have stood up for legalisation, piece, ecology, feminism and against racial discrimination, censorship, capitalism. This agenda was influenced by the philosophy of Herbert Marcuse or the "father of the new leftists"; Timothy Leary, a psychologist (and, more importantly, a psychiatrist); Angela Davis, a human rights activist; second-wave feminists and other representatives of the counterculture who advocated the emancipation of the nation and freedom from oppression.