In July 1972, not long after Jane Fonda’s now-infamous visit to North Vietnam, this galvanizing documentary about Fonda’s anti-war revue, the FTA Show (an acronym here meaning Free/Fuck The Army), was pulled from theaters by the distributors less than a week after it was released. Little seen since then, it’s obvious as to why: Fonda and her fellow participants—among them Donald Sutherland (with whom she’d just made Klute), Michael Alaimo, Holly Near, Len Chandler, and Rita Martinson—lay bare the inequities of the Vietnam War and other such imperialist offensives, as well as injustices within the military and America itself. The performances are quite entertaining, but it’s the conversations with troops stationed along the Pacific Rim that provoke. Not surprisingly, many of the soldiers, especially the Black conscripts, were fundamentally against the Vietnam War, persuasively arguing they had no reason to be there. “The only place a Black man should fight,” says one marine, “is where he is being oppressed,” implying that it’s back at home where he’s really at war. Likewise impactful are scenes detailing the treatment of women in the armed forces; all this is to say nothing of how our purported adversaries fare, which the film touches on, too. As a sort-of anti-U.S.O. cabaret with smartly written sketches and songs, it’s trenchant and exhilarating; in its depiction of the oft-overlooked GI anti-war movement, which consisted of men and women from various racial and socio-economic backgrounds speaking out against a common oppressor—the U.S. military-industrial complex—it’s inspiring. Directed by Francine Parker.