In 1960, legendary TV producer Robert Drew headed a team that included renowned cinematographers Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles. Together they captured unprecedented, intimate portraits of Hubert Humphrey and JFK during the 1960 Wisconsin primary–at a time before electronic media and professional handlers largely took over American political campaigns. This rarely-seen, landmark 60-minute film is as relevant today as it has ever been; perhaps especially so this year. Primary will be introduced by one of its cinematographers, Albert Maysles, who was co-creator with his late brother David of some of the most important documentaries in American history, including Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens, and was one of the principal cinematographers of Pennebaker’s classic portrait of Bob Dylan, Don’t Look Back. Mr. Maysles will introduce Primary, which will be flowed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A.
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