American history is filled with many fascinating moments, moments that have brought out the very best and very worst of humanity. The Cold War was an interesting time in the nation’s history and the new documentary 1971 focuses on a very specific event: March 8, 1971. On this date, a small group of civilians shook things up significantly by breaking into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. This act of burglary was an attempt to expose some of J. Edgar Hoover shady agency’s many, many secrets. The film is both illuminating and gripping and even though it’s a documentary, it will have you on the edge of your seat because of its truly vivid cinematic style.