The first of four critically acclaimed films by Drew Associates to focus on John F. Kennedy, the breakthrough documentary Primary travels along with the senator as he campaigns against Hubert Humphrey for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Allowing viewers to experience events along with the Kennedys, the film captures JFK’s rational, charismatic presence, the frenzied urban crowds, Jackie Kennedy’s calm radiance, and Humphrey’s populist appeal. Revealing the personalities and politics of the campaign trail as they had never been seen before, Primary offers a compelling glimpse into the early career of one of the world’s most captivating leaders.
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- The Criterion Collection
- © 1960, renewed 1999, Drew Associates, Inc.
- English (Stereo)
- Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant nondialogue information.