Citizen Tania

1989, 87 min, color, sound

The 1970's saga of heiress Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army — and her subsequent transformation into a gun-toting radical — is told as an absurdist drama of countercultural alienation. The tape's raw, deliberately home-made execution provides an abject theater for the crude sexual and racial politics of the would-be revolutionaries.

With: Shannon Smith, Pat Ruthensmear, Dave Markey, Jennifer Schwartz, Dez Cadena, Gigi, Tuesday Deneuve, Stephanie Silk, Mark Hendershot, et al. Writers/Producers: Raymond Pettibon, Dave Markey. Editors: Raymond Pettibon, Joel Rane, Dave Markey. Music: Pat Ruthensmear.