This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy—”Primary,” “Adventures on the New Frontier,” and “Crisis”—and, following the president’s assassination, the poetic short “Faces of November.” Collected here are all four of these titles, early exemplars of the movement known as Direct Cinema and featuring the greatest close-up footage we have of this American icon.
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The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties.
He did this by assembling an amazing team—including such eventual nonfiction luminaries as Richard Leacock, D. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles—that would transform documentary cinema.
Special features include a short documentary from 2000 on the making of the film and a 1971 television documentary on Lean’s career.“Phoenix”This evocative and haunting drama, set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post–World War II Jewish identity.
After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss), her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.
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With its evocatively fog-enshrouded setting, swooning Rachmaninoff score, and pair of remarkable performances, this film, directed by David Lean and based on Noël Coward’s play Still Life, deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance, and has influenced many a cinematic brief encounter since its release.
A pair of preppy yet constitutionally mismatched American cousins—a salesman and a navy officer—argue about romance and politics while working in the beautiful Spanish city of the film’s title.
Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady (American exceptionalism, Cold War foreign policy) and hilarious (the ins and outs of international dating, the proper shaving method) while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.
This masterful and mysterious adventure, featuring Oscar-nominated special effects, high-wire aerial photography, and Rita Hayworth in a small but breakout role, explores Hawks’s recurring themes of masculine codes and the strong-willed women who question them.
Special features include a new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray, and audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between filmmakers Howard Hawks and Peter Bogdanovich.“Barcelona”Whit Stillman followed his delightful indie breakthrough Metropolitan with another clever and garrulous comedy of manners, this one with a darker edge.