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"On the Pole: Eddie Sachs", Q&A with Robert Drew, Albert Maysles, DA Pennebaker!
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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"On the Pole: Eddie Sachs", Q&A with Robert Drew, Albert Maysles, DA Pennebaker!
A screening of a rarely seen Drew Associates direct-cinema film produced by Robert Drew and shot by Richard Leacock, DA Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, followed by Q&A with direct cinema pioneers Robert Drew, Albert Maysles, and DA Pennebaker!

Plus reception sponsored by the New York Film/Video Council. Preceded by the short film Rendezvous by Claude Lelouche.

"On the Pole: Eddie Sachs"
(Drew Associates, 1960, 58 minutes)
The documentary traces Eddie Sachs (one of the most popular drivers in the history of the Indianapolis 500) in a behind-the-scenes look at the race from his perspective, starting from a week before the race through the day after the big event. You can feel the fervor and anticipation build (*pay close attention to the scaffolding that collapses with too many people on it during the race) as Eddie prepares to keep his place, "on the pole."

Short film Rendezvous (9 minutes, 1976) by Claude Lelouche to be screened beforehand, a mesmerizing view of an eight-minute drive through Paris at 5:30am shot in a single take.

Part of the Maysles Cinema series "Jock Docs", the best in sports documentaries. Curated by Laura Coxson



Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Film > Movies
Sports > Motorsports

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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