MOONEY VS. FOWLE
Saturday, January 27
Directed by Robert Drew, James Lipscomb
(1961) In the last game of the season, two gung-ho Florida high schools meet in mortal combat, led by their would-be-Lombardi coaches. “Binds the viewer to the anguish and excitement of game, player and coaches… a classic of the documentary art.” – Richard Eder, New York Times. Claude Fournier of Canada’s National Film Board collaborated with Drew, Pennebaker, Leacock, et al. 16mm print courtesy Academy Film Archive. Approx. 56 min.
Plus La Lutte (1961, Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, Claude Fournier, Claude Jutra): wrestlers in training and in the ring at the Forum de Montréal. Philosopher Roland Barthes convinced the filmmakers to turn an exposé into an appreciation. DCP courtesy National Film Board of Canada. Approx. 28 min.