Before D.A. Pennebaker gave us an insider look at Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign with The War Room, he, along with fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles, introduced the world to their “direct cinema" approach of filmmaking with Primary: a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary election between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. 

Primary was highly groundbreaking for being the first film or news media to have such unfettered access and journalistic coverage of the operations behind a Presidential campaign.

JFK’s shades
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JFK’s shades

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