Criterion Collection: Kennedy Films of Robert Drew

Criterion Collection: Kennedy Films of Robert Drew

John F. Kennedy
Director: Richard Leacock, Robert Drew, Albert Maysles
Cast: John F. Kennedy
Richard Leacock, Robert Drew, Albert Maysles,

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Overview

This multi-disc release from the Criterion Collection features four documentaries by director Robert Drew, who had unprecedented access to John F. Kennedy and his presidential administration in the early 1960s. Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, and Faces of November stand as compelling examples of Direct Cinema, a style of documentary similar to cinéma vérité. Among the men working with Drew on these films were Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles, all of whom became towering figures in the documentary genre. Extras include audio commentary on "Primary," featuring excerpts from a 1961 conversation between Drew , Leacock, Pennebaker, and film critic Gideon Bachmann.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2016
UPC: 0715515174411
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:49:00
Sales rank: 33,033

Special Features

Alternate twenty-six-minute cut of Primary, edited by filmmaker Richard Leacock Audio commentary on Primary, featuring excerpts from a 1961 conversation between Leacock, filmmakers Robert Drew and D.A. Pennebaker, and film critic Gideon Bachmann Robert Drew in His Own Words, a new documentary featuring archival interview footage New conversation between Pennebaker and Jill Drew, general manager of Drew Associates and Robert Drew's daughter-in-law Outtakes from Crisis, along with a discussion by historian Andrew Cohen, author of Two Days in June New conversation about Crisis featuring former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder and Sharon Malone, Holder's wife and the sister of Vivian Malone, one of the students featured in Crisis New interview with Richard Reeves, author of President Kennedy: Profile of Power Footage from a 1998 event at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, featuring Drew, Pennebaker, Leacock, and filmmaker Albert Maysles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew and Associates: Primary/Adventures on the New Frontier
1. Chapter 1 [2:42]
2. Chapter 2 [1:41]
3. Chapter 3 [3:25]
4. Chapter 4 [2:34]
5. Chapter 5 [3:43]
6. Chapter 6 [4:52]
7. Chapter 7 [4:54]
8. Chapter 8 [3:09]
9. Chapter 9 [3:51]
10. Chapter 10 [3:55]
11. Chapter 11 [3:04]
12. Chapter 12 [3:21]
13. Chapter 13 [6:09]
14. Chapter 14 [5:52]
1. Chapter 1 [4:20]
2. Chapter 2 [4:03]
3. Chapter 3 [2:58]
4. Chapter 4 [2:47]
5. Chapter 5 [3:10]
6. Chapter 6 [2:02]
7. Chapter 7 [:40]
8. Chapter 8 [3:15]
9. Chapter 9 [3:32]
1. Chapter 1 [3:58]
2. Chapter 2 [8:01]
3. Chapter 3 [1:51]
4. Chapter 4 [1:44]
5. Chapter 5 [2:20]
6. Chapter 6 [4:27]
7. Chapter 7 [5:42]
8. Chapter 8 [1:33]
9. Chapter 9 [5:01]
10. Chapter 10 [7:10]
11. Chapter 11 [3:22]
12. Chapter 12 [3:49]
13. Chapter 13 [2:38]
14. Chapter 14 [:56]
Disc #2 -- The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew and Associates: Crisis/Faces of November
1. Chapter 1 [3:18]
2. Chapter 2 [4:14]
3. Chapter 3 [4:00]
4. Chapter 4 [3:46]
5. Chapter 5 [3:22]
6. Chapter 6 [2:04]
7. Chapter 7 [2:33]
8. Chapter 8 [4:58]
9. Chapter 9 [1:57]
10. Chapter 10 [8:00]
11. Chapter 11 [3:31]
12. Chapter 12 [3:00]
13. Chapter 13 [3:20]
14. Chapter 14 [2:49]
15. Chapter 15 [1:48]
1. Chapter 1 [12:08]

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