1. Primary trailer


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    The first of four critically acclaimed films by Drew Associates focusing on President John F. Kennedy, this breakthrough documentary travels along with the then-senator as he campaigns against Hubert Humphrey for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Allowing viewers to experience the event along with the Kennedys, the Drew film captures JFK's rational, charismatic presence, the frenzied urban crowds, Jacqueline Kennedy's calm radiance and Humphrey's populist appeal. Revealing the personalities and politics of the campaign trail as they had never been seen before, "Primary" offers a compelling glimpse into the early career of one of the world's most captivating leaders. The film is considered the founding documentary of American cinema verite, the first non-fiction film in which a sync-sound camera moves with a character through life events. Robert Drew, who founded Drew Associates in 1960, led a team of now-legendary documentary filmmakers, including Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles, in producing this classic. The film won numerous awards in 1961, including the Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival, the Flaherty Award for Best Documentary, and Outstanding Film at the London Film Festival.

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    • Por Dentro do Cinema Direto


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      Vídeo mix elaborado para apresentação de um seminário a cerca do Cinema Direto. O vídeo

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      • Jane trailer


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        A 1962 Drew Associates film captures a young Jane Fonda as she rehearses for a starring role on Broadway. As the daughter of the famous Henry Fonda, Jane strives to prove her acting chops in live theater – for her, the real measure of success. The camera follows Jane through demanding rehearsals, testing the play for out-of-town audiences and, finally, opening night in New York. Though her show opens to devastating reviews, Jane’s love of acting, her determination and her resilience shine through the biting criticism. The film takes viewers backstage and behind the scenes with a surprisingly endearing young actress. Produced by Hope Ryden and photographed by D.A. Pennebaker, "Jane" captures the earliest stirrings of the star Jane Fonda would become.

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        • Animals Are Persons Too


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          This short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Produced by: Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker Click here to follow us: vimeo.com/newyorktimes Watch more videos at: nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/nytvideo

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          • Bob Dylan plays "I'll Keep It With Mine" for producer Tom Wilson in 1965


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            Hailed as "the greatest producer you've never heard of," Tom Wilson can be seen here, listening to Dylan as he plays an early version of "I'll Keep It With Mine." Wilson produced several of Dylan's albums, from THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' (1964) through BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME (1965) as well as his greatest recording, "Like A Rolling Stone." Soon after that legendary session, Wilson left Columbia Records for Verve Records, where he produced Frank Zappa and most notably the Velvet Underground, a band that was every bit as influential in rock music as Dylan. Wilson also produced CHELSEA GIRLS (1967) for Nico, a singer featured on the Velvet Underground's first album. It includes her own version of "I'll Keep It With Mine," which Dylan himself encouraged her to record when he met her in 1965.

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            • Rip Torn Classroom Scene in Leacock/Pennebaker/Godard One PM


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              Rip Torn amuses a class of black schoolchildren in One P.M (One Parallel Movie), assembled by D.A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock from their abandoned collaboration with J-L Godard, One A.M. (One American Movie).

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              • Trailer: DONT LOOK BACK (Music Driven)


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                Nitehawk’s Music Driven kicks off 2014 with the D.A. Pennebaker documentary covering Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England. Portrait of the artist as a young man. In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubador, spends three weeks in England. Pennebaker’s camera follows him from airport to hall, from hotel room to public house, from conversation to concert. Joan Baez and Donovan, among others, are on hand. It’s the period when Dylan is shifting from acoustic to electric, a transition that not all fans, including Baez, applaud. From the opening sequence of Dylan holding up words to the soundtrack’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” Dylan is playful and enigmatic. Part of Nitehawk’s Music Driven series. In partnership with Noisey. MUSIC DRIVEN is sponsored by Absolut.

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                • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You


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                  This movie is something of a mystery. Timothy Leary was getting married to a model named Nena Von Schlebrugge in Millbrook, New York at the Hitchcock house, where Leary had been carrying on his hallucinogenic revelries for the past year or so after leaving Harvard. It was rumored that this was going to be the wedding of the season. Monte Rock III who was singing at Trudy Heller’s but who was also a very pricey and off-the-wall hairdresser was in fact going to be doing the bride’s hair. Nena’s brother, Bjorn, known as the “Baron” was a friend of the Hitchcock’s, as was I, and the idea of going along and filming the wedding seemed not unwarranted. I’ve always wanted to film someone getting married. So we drove up in Monte Rock’s ancient Buick, Diane Arbus, an editor from Vogue whose name I can no longer remember, and of course Monte Rock, his fingers covered in rings. Close behind, Nick Proferes and Jim Desmond filmed us as we drove, up the Taconic and through the gates of the Hitchcock mansion. There were Hitchcocks and friends and relations of Hitchcocks, the Baron and his court, a score of models, and Charles Mingus playing a lonely piano. Even Susan Leary fresh out of jail. It was indeed an amazing wedding, and for all I know, an amazing marriage, although someone later told me it was over before I’d even finished editing the film. After Nena divorced Leary she married a Tibetan scholar, Dr. Robert Thurman and her daughter Uma is Uma the actress. Dick Alpert became his own guru, Baba Ram Dass and achieved a sainthood of his own. Monte Rock III left Trudy Heller’s and went out to Hollywood and became famous for his line in the John Travolta movie, Saturday Night Fever, when as the disco DJ he exclaims, “I love that polyester look.” Charles Mingus got thrown out of his loft and sadly perished, and in time the Hitchcock house itself burned down, or so I’ve been told. The mystery is that we never filmed anyone actually getting married. D A Pennebaker

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                  • Breaking It Up at the Museum


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                    In the Spring of 1960, my friend, the sculptor, Jean Tinguely set up a huge “self-constructing/self-destructing machine” in the garden of The Museum of Modern Art, also known as the Sculpture Court. He called it his Homage to New York. When it was turned on it whirled, burned, whistled and clanked, to the delight of the reserved museum audience and ground out poems, music and art before beating itself into a fiery frenzy and leaving its wreckage strewn about the museum courtyard. Clouds of smoke were everywhere. Then out of the audience stepped a man in uniform who presented Jean with a document he took to be an expression of artistic enthusiasm, but which turned out to be a citation for disturbing the peace and violating the City fire code. I’m not sure if anyone ever paid it. D A Pennebaker “It is senseless to ask whether or not Tinguely's machines are art. What they show in a very significant way is man's struggle for survival in a scientific world.” — Richard Huelsenbeck

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