Katherine is a heartwarming story that chronicles the life of young heiress Katherine (Sissy Spacek). Katherine is a young girl who has lived a pampered lifestyle and has always been given everything that she has desired. Suddenly though, she begins to turn away from everything that she's ever known. In turn, she becomes a violent revolutionary who begins to fight against the system that she was born into. She begins protesting against many social injustices and joins many civil disruptions against the government. Throughout the movie, the audience sees the ins and outs of Katherine's life and how she so violently turned against it. She distances herself from her family and her friends and in turn, creates a new life for herself as a revolutionary rebel. This movie is a dramatic film that offers a glimpse into the 1960s and 1970s and the revolutions that happened all over the world.