CRISIS: BEHIND A PRESIDENTIAL COMMITMENT
2:00 5:10 8:20*
Tuesday, February 6
Directed by Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, James Lipscomb, D.A. Pennebaker
(1963) John and Bobby Kennedy anxiously pace the Oval Office, while in Montgomery, Alabama, slickly-coiffed George Wallace points out portraits of Confederate heroes in his antebellum mansion, all leading up to the governor’s “stand in the schoolhouse door” against two Negro would-be students at the University of Alabama. DCP. Approx. 52 min.
Plus Jingle Bells (1964, D.A. Pennebaker): RFK and Sammy Davis Jr. Xmas caroling at NYC schools. Digital. Approx. 16 min.; and Hickory Hill (1968, Richard Leacock): George Plimpton leads us on a tour of Bobby’s Virginia estate. Digital. Approx. 11 min.
“A portrait of what shrewd executive power is all about.”
– Fred Kaplan, The New York Times