Coming to DVD via Criterion in a new digital restoration tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18:
TOWN BLOODY HALL
Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker
Whitney Museum (April 1979)
DOC NYC, IDFA
Feminists face off with author Norman Mailer in 1971 New York City.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In 1971, DA Pennebaker filmed an event at New York’s Town Hall exemplifying the crosscurrents of feminism. On stage, Norman Mailer engaged in a debate with THE FEMALE EUNUCH author Germaine Greer, lesbian journalist Jill Johnston, critic Diana Trilling, and others. It took several years for the film to be completed with Chris Hegedus, and today it still crackles with vitality.