Davison is a college student who joins the protest movement because he hopes it will provide him with an in with a girl he is pursuing. Instead he becomes passionately involved in the larger cause, is beaten up, and is even accused of being a communist. Contemporary audiences were shocked
by the film's depiction of the violence police use to break up sit-ins and protests. Although its intentions are good, THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT tries to do too many things at once and fails to make a real statement. Songs include "The Circle Game" (Joni Mitchell, performed by Buffy Sainte-Marie),
"Something in the Air" (John Keene, performed by Thunderclap Newman), "Helpless" (Nei...