Film Series

Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Films of Emile de Antonio

Part of The Films of Emile de Antonio

Date + Time

Thursday, February 28, 2008
5:30 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Mr. Hoover and I, 1989, 90 min.

De Antonio's final film, Mr. Hoover and I, is a combination personal essay and documentary exposé of J. Edgar Hoover. Without collage or biting juxtaposition, the filmmaker takes us through his own 10,000-page FBI file, rounding out the picture with a variety of supplemental footage: a conversation with John Cage about art, a college speaking engagement on Joseph McCarthy and the Iran-Contra hearings, and a haircut by his wife Nancy. "Mr. Hoover and I is made of poor means," de Antonio wrote, "but it is ambitious - more ambitious than Batman."

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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