Film Series

Saturday, January 05, 2008
The Films of Emile de Antonio

Part of The Films of Emile de Antonio

Date + Time

Saturday, January 05, 2008
noon

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Double feature
Point of Order, 1963, 97 min.
Charge and Countercharge, 1968, 43 min.

For his debut film, Point of Order, de Antonio pulled material from 188 hours of kinescopes of the 1954 Army-McCarthy Senate hearings. This collage of television footage was one of the most successful historical documentaries of its time, hailed by Brendan Gill in the New Yorker as "a model . . . [that] should become a precious document of American history." Created for an educational film distributor, Charge and Countercharge includes archival material related to the Army-McCarthy hearings that did not appear in Point of Order; the film features voice-over narration by de Antonio. The second film begins at 3:00 p.m.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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