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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

Robert Drew / US, 1963

Alabama governor George Wallace personally vowed to stop two African American students from enrolling in the ‘white’ University of Alabama. Direct Cinema pioneer Robert Drew made a documentary on the subject. Preceded by Report, a film by film artist Bruce Corner that was also made in 1963. Film of choice of Martin Scorsese.

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Restored by the Academy Film Archive with funding provided by The Film Foundation.

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Martin Scorsese

In the summer of 2017, Eye staged an exhibition devoted to one of the most important American film directors of the past half-century: Martin Scorsese. Over the years, the director of such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Wolf of Wall Street has elaborated a uniquely personal style of filmmaking.

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