Film Series

Saturday, February 02, 2008
The Films of Emile de Antonio

Part of The Films of Emile de Antonio

Date + Time

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Double feature
America Is Hard to See, 1970, 90 min.
Millhouse: A White Comedy, 1971, 92 min.

America Is Hard to See offers de Antonio's take on the 1968 Democratic primaries, "seen from the POV of liberals and Eugene McCarthy." The film addresses the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and the chaos of the Chicago Democratic Convention, attempting to explain, in de Antonio's words, the "failure of liberal peace politics, and why." In the satirical compilation Millhouse: A White Comedy, Richard Milhous Nixon proves the perfect target for de Antonio's scathing eye. Critics, however, have complimented the film as richer than caricature and surprisingly sympathetic. 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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