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60s VERITÉ

Friday, January 19 - Tuesday, February 6

Part of Carnegie Hall’s city-wide festival The ‘60s: The Years That Changed America

Talking heads, pushy interviewers, voice-of-God narration – fed up with conventional documentaries, Time-Life editor/correspondent Robert Drew looked for another way. In the late 1950s, with cameraman Richard Leacock, he developed lightweight 16mm synchronous sound cameras, and found it: the invisible filmmaker.  

Joined by D.A. Pennebaker, Albert and David Maysles, Bill Jersey, and many others, they chronicled events as they happened, capturing the decade in a way impossible before: JFK, the Civil Rights Movement, the war in Vietnam, drug culture, drag culture, the rock and folk scenes, hippie counterculture, as well as the seemingly mundane.

“60s Verité” features more than 50 modern classics which not only changed the recording of social history, but revolutionized filmmaking itself. From the observational cinema of Drew Associates to the collaborative work of Pierre Perrault and Jean Rouch; from Lionel Rogosin’s Apartheid South Africa docufiction, to Jim McBride’s confessional-skewering mockumentary; from William Greaves’ avant-garde Symbiopsychotaxiplasm to Agnes Varda’s verité-infused Cléo from 5 to 7, and everywhere in between.

Plus nine films by Jean Rouch, one of the inventors of cinéma véritéThe Mad MastersMammy WaterMoi, Un NoirChronicles of a SummerThe Lion HuntersJaguarLittle by LittleThe Human Pyramid, and Punishment

Programmed by Elspeth Carroll.

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60s VERITÉ

Friday, January 19 - Tuesday, February 6

Films in this Series

Friday, January 19

8:30*

Friday, January 19

10:20

Saturday, January 20

12:30   7:45

Saturday, January 20

4:10   9:45

Sunday, January 21

7:30

Sunday, January 21

9:00

Monday, January 22

3:50

Tuesday, January 23

2:00   8:20

Tuesday, January 23

4:00   10:15

Wednesday, January 24

2:00   5:20   8:40*

Wednesday, January 24

4:00   7:20

Thursday, January 25

2:00   4:00   6:30

Thursday, January 25

8:30

Friday, January 26

3:30

Friday, January 26

5:25   10:00

Friday, January 26

7:45

Saturday, January 27

12:30

Saturday, January 27

2:25

Saturday, January 27

8:15

Saturday, January 27

10:30

Sunday, January 28

1:15

Sunday, January 28

8:50

Monday, January 29

7:20

Monday, January 29

9:00

Tuesday, January 30

2:00

Tuesday, January 30

4:05

Tuesday, January 30

5:45

Wednesday, January 31

2:00   5:25   8:40

Wednesday, January 31

3:50   7:05

Thursday, February 1

2:00   6:30   10:00

Friday, February 2

2:00   6:15   10:05

Friday, February 2

4:10   8:00

Saturday, February 3

12:30

Saturday, February 3

2:20

Saturday, February 3

3:50

Saturday, February 3

5:15

Saturday, February 3

7:50

Sunday, February 4

7:30

Monday, February 5

7:25

Monday, February 5

9:15

Tuesday, February 6

3:45   6:50*