Trailer for A President to Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy.

Compiled from four hugely influential JFK films that helped usher in the cinema-vérité movement in America, A President to Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy brings to brilliant life an iconic American president whose ideals, actions and accessibility stand in stark contrast to those of more recent administrations.

Each of Robert Drew s early-1960s documentaries Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment and Faces of November are candid, up-close looks at Kennedy, his aides and his wife Jackie, as captured by then-revolutionary hand-held camera recorder rigs manned by Drew and (soon-to-be legendary) associates like Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebacker, Richard Leacock and James Lipscomb. The four breakthrough films, representing distinct and critical moments in JFK s candidacy and presidency, are thoughtfully edited together with other Kennedy-era footage to offer a front-row look at how one man struggled to bring wisdom, honor and integrity to the nation s top post.

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January 18, 2011
Robert Drew

Robert Drew

HBO Films

January 20, 2011
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