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Primary (1960)

Genre : Documentary

Runtime : 1H 0M

Director : Robert Drew

Synopsis

Primary is a documentary film about the primary elections between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey in 1960. Primary is the first documentary to use light equipment in order to follow their subjects in a more intimate filmmaking style. This unconventional way of filming created a new look for documentary films where the camera’s lens was right in the middle of what ever drama was occuring.

Actors

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Himself
Hubert H. Humphrey
Hubert H. Humphrey
Himself
Joseph Julian
Joseph Julian
Narrator (voice)
Jacqueline Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy
Herself
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
Himself
Robert Drew
Robert Drew
Himself

Crews

Robert Drew
Robert Drew
Director
D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
Editor
Richard Leacock
Richard Leacock
Director of Photography
Robert Drew
Robert Drew
Writer
Robert Drew
Robert Drew
Producer
Albert Maysles
Albert Maysles
Director of Photography
Robert Drew
Robert Drew
Sound Recordist
D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
Sound Recordist

Posters and backgrounds

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