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'Hit & Stay' looks to Catonsville Nine and beyond
'Hit & Stay' looks to Catonsville Nine and beyond

Joe Tropea thought he was writing a research paper on the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic anti-war activists who set draft records ablaze outside a Selective Service office in 1968. But what he was really working on was a movie script. "I just got hooked on telling the story," Tropea says of the six-year film project, undertaken with co-director Skizz Cyzyk, that will be getting its local premiere during this week's 15th Maryland Film Festival. The festival starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday. "Hit & Stay" is a compelling documentary not only because it tells of a seminal moment in the history of the Vietnam-era anti-war movement, but also...

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