Series/Themes: Historical and Political Themes
Film Year: 1960
Film Length: 60 min.
Director: Robert Drew
Featuring: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Muriel Buck Humphrey
It is April of 1960, and John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey are gearing up for the Wisconsin primary election for the United States Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Audiences are given a detailed, insider’s look into the political process through this breakthrough film, setting a standard for its genre. Utilizing mobile cameras and sound equipment, director Robert Drew is able to follow the candidates through the most intimate moments of their campaigns, and record part of our history in a way that was unpreceded in its time. Discussion with Sally Hudson (UVA) and Jonathan Karl (ABC News), moderated by Larry Sabato (UVA Center for Politics)
Vinegar Hill Theatre