Saturday, February 3
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker, Richard Leacock
(1971) Godard’s 1AM (One American Movie), with Rip Torn in a Brownsville classroom, LeRoi Jones (Amari Baraka) on the street, Jefferson Airplane on a rooftop. Abandoned by JLG, repurposed into 1PM (One Pennebaker Movie). Digital. Approx. 95 min.
Plus The Sixth Side of the Pentagon (1968, Chris Marker and François Reichenbach): Hippies, Yippies, liberals, radicals, and Peter, Paul and Mary converge on the Pentagon. Digital. Approx. 28 min.
“Pennebaker includes free-flowing observational scenes, some staged, some clearly and uncomfortably not, but as Leacock’s camera was capturing what Godard wanted, Pennebaker’s was capturing Godard himself, directing the action, viewing footage, coaching the actors. He ends up with, in effect, a deconstruction of a deconstruction.”
– Jason Bailey, Flavorpill
“Rare, obscure, and fragmentary—yet exemplary, fascinating, and even intermittently iconic… One of the most extraordinary time capsules of the era.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker