When: Thu., Oct. 25, 6:30-9 p.m. 2018
The McNay’s Get Reel Film Series — curated this fall by writer-director AJ Edwards (The Better Angels and Friday’s Child) — will screen Robert Drew’s groundbreaking 1960 documentary Primary and its 1963 follow-up, Crisis. Primary follows the Wisconsin Democratic primary between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, using then-new mobile cameras to track candidates through thronging crowds and into cramped meeting rooms. Crisis examines the tumultuous integration of the University of Alabama that forced a standoff between Kennedy and hard-line segregationist Gov. George Wallace.