The Fall, dir. Peter Whitehead, UK 1969, 116 mins., English
One of Britain’s most provocative and idiosyncratic filmmakers, Peter Whitehead (1937–2019) created a body of work which shocked, entertained and infuriated audiences in equal measure.
A highly personal film – considered by Whitehead to be his most significant work – The Fall chronicles the turbulent, world-changing events that took place in America between the autumn of 1967 and the summer of 1968.
Exploring the transition from the optimism of ‘flower power’ to a darker – more violent – mood, the film captures key events of the period – from anti-war protests at the Pentagon and Columbia University to the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
With a soundtrack featuring original music by The Nice and PP Arnold, The Fall captures the mood of the time through interviews with writers Arthur Miller and Paul Auster, civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael, artist Robert Rauschenberg and actress Julie Bovasso, among others.
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
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