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“Direct Cinema,” American-style cinéma vérité, was pioneered by Robert Drew, D.A. Pennebaker, and Al and David Maysles, et al. Program includes Jane (1962, Robert Drew, Hope Ryden): Jane Fonda makes her B’way debut in a bona fide disaster; Jingle Bells (1964, Pennebaker): RFK and family and Sammy Davis Jr. go Xmas carolling at NYC public schools; Baby (1954): Pennebaker's first film; and With Love From Truman (1966, Maysles Bros.): Capote, that is. Approx. 120 min.

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JANE:

“Even as she simpers like the sex object she then aspired to be, there are shades of repressed emotional and intellectual strength that shine through the kittenish façade.”
– Frank Rich, New York Post

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NEW YAWK NEW WAVE/Direct Cinema Shorts Program: Q & A with D.A. PENNEBAKER (Recorded January 28, 2013)