This program explores a multifaceted slice of the America also captured in Avedon and Baldwin's Nothing Personal. Stars like Sammy Davis Jr. and high-wattage politicians like Robert F. Kennedy celebrate Christmas with students (Jingle Bells). The Republicans go for Goldwater at their 1964 convention in San Francisco (Campaign Manager). Timothy Leary gets married (You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You). Jazz great Dave Lambert rehearses a new quintet, a few months before his accidental death (Lambert and Co.). And Igor Stravinsky reflects on his contribution to 20th-century art (A Stravinsky Portrait).
Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 4
Related Exhibition Richard Avedon
Thursdays, July 23 and August 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
D. A. Pennebaker, 1964, 16 min., video
Richard Leacock and Noel E. Parmentel Jr., 1964, 25 min., video
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
D. A. Pennebaker, 1964, 12 min., video
Lambert and Co.
D. A. Pennebaker, 1964, 15 min., video
A Stravinsky Portrait
Richard Leacock and Rolf Lieberman, 1965, 58 min., video
Image: Richard Leacock and Noel E. Parmentel Jr., Campaign Manager (still), 1964; photo courtesy of Pennebaker Hegedus Films
SFMOMA thanks Alex Cherian, San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive film archivist, for his assistance and support of this program.