Film

Crisis + The Children Were Watching

 
 
Fri, Aug 16, 2013
  • 7PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 86 minutes
RATED: NR
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Robert Drew

These early works of direct cinema by Robert Drew capture the human details of the civil rights movement.

 
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)
Directed by Robert Drew
RUN TIME: 55min
FORMAT: 16mm archival print 

Given unprecedented access to both the Oval Office and George Wallace’s inner circle, this early work of direct cinema captures the human details of a drama deeply affecting the country, the civil rights movement, and the presidency.

 
The Children Were Watching (1961)

Directed by Robert Drew
RUN TIME: 31min
FORMAT: 16mm archival print

 

Drew’s harrowing portrait of the struggle for school desegregation in New Orleans against the violent protests of white parents.

 
 
 
Talks 
Q&A 
 

with D. A. Pennebaker

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker.