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Emile de Antonio

Painters Painting

Painters Painting

USA – 1973 – 118 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTIONIO

Originally released in 1973 but never before available on DVD, PAINTERS PAINTING is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. 

Underground

Underground

USA – 1976 – 87 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Portrays the life of the Weather Underground Organization, which was near the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted list in the 1970s. The film juxtaposes interviews with the Underground collective with footage of the radical political movements of the time.

That's Where the Action Is

That's Where the Action Is

USA – 1965 – 50 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Originally broadcast on the BBC as “Running to Win,” this film deals with John Lindsay and his bid in the 1965 New York mayoral race. The film weaves together interviews with the voters and candidates with verite footage of campaign activity in a witty critique of the electoral system.

Point of Order

Point of Order

USA – 1965 – 97 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

The great demagogue, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, at bay before the establishment. Lawyer Welch: "Have you at long last, sir, no sense of decency?" Silence and the end of a meteoric career.

In the Year of the Pig

In the Year of the Pig

USA – 1968 – 103 MIN – BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

From French colonialism and rickshaws to the Vietnamese victory at Dien Bien Phu. And then, the origins and nature of the U.S. commitment from the end of WWII through the offensive of 1968. History, death, battle, ideas as only film can do it, a conspicuous example.

Mr. Hoover and I

Mr. Hoover and I

UNITED KINGDOM / USA – 1989 – 86 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Pursued by the FBI since childhood, de Antonio reflects on his life as a radical filmmaker documenting art and politics during the cold war years.

America is Hard to See

America is Hard to See

USA – 1970 – 90 MIN – COLOUR / BLACK & WHITE - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Eugene McCarthy's 1968 Campaign for the presidency. The making of a political alliance against an unpopular war and President. The failure at Chicago. Decisive on the working of Democratic politics from college town to convention.

In the King of Prussia

In the King of Prussia

USA – 1983 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EMILE DE ANTONIO

Starring Martin Sheen and The Ploughshares 8 in the trial and conviction of peace activists who performed the first act of disarmament since World War II. Not docudrama, but the illusion and reality of the Ploughshares 8 playing themselves and 50 actors playing the court. Music by Jackson Browne.