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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 charismatic senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, as he goes head-to-head with established Minnesota senator Hubert Humphrey to win the Wisconsin presidential primary in April 1960.
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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
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
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...