Location: Bartos Screening Room
With Penny Lane in person
Dir. Penny Lane. 2013, 84 mins. Digital projection. Preceded by Connect (2002, 1 min.), The Silent Majority (2011, 3 mins.), She Used to See Him on Weekends (2007, 4 mins.). Penny Lane’s documentary of the rise and fall of the Nixon presidency is, in a way, a collaboration between the director and three cameramen—H.R. Haldeman, John Erlichman, and Dwight Chapin. These close Nixon aides (who all served time in prison) extensively documented their time in the White House with Super-8 cameras, creating a candid chronicle of a secretive and notorious presidency. Lane combines their home movies with rare archival footage to craft an intimate look inside a White House that was brought down by the Watergate scandal.
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