Criterion Live at the Metrograph

Criterion Live at the Metrograph

5 Episodes

Legendary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, writer Frank Rich, and expert Jill Drew joined us at New York’s Metrograph theater to celebrate The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates. Here’s how it went.

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Criterion Live at the Metrograph
  • Criterion Live at the Metrograph

    Episode 1

    Legendary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, writer Frank Rich, and expert Jill Drew joined us at New York’s Metrograph theater to celebrate The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates. Here’s how it went.

  • Primary
    53:19
    Episode 2

    Primary

    Episode 2

    Directed by Robert Drew • 1960 • United States

    Robert Drew's groundbreaking 1960 film PRIMARY is one of the most important and influential documentaries in the history of the medium. A pioneering work in the documentary movement that came to be known as cinéma vérité, PRIMARY follows the young c...

  • Crisis
    52:58
    Episode 3

    Crisis

    Episode 3

    Directed by Robert Drew • 1963 • United States

    CRISIS: BEHIND A PRESIDENTIAL COMMITMENT provided filmmaker Robert Drew, his crew and his audience the rare opportunity to watch a President of the United States deal with a national crisis. In this case, the crisis of the title was the attempted in...

  • Faces of November

    Episode 4

    Directed by Robert Drew • 1964 • United States

    An intimate portrait of President John F. Kennedy's funeral in November of 1963, this short work crafted by documentarian Robert Drew captures one of the most solemn moments in U.S. history.

  • Adventures on the New Frontier

    Episode 5

    Directed by Robert Drew • 1961 • United States

    Cinéma vérité pioneer Robert Drew's fascinating documentary Adventures on the New Frontier offers a rare and candid glimpse inside the Oval Office as newly elected President John F. Kennedy goes about his daily work routine as America's Chief Execut...