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America is Hard to See

America is Hard to See

America is Hard to See

1970 / 90min / 16mm


Offering an embedded perspective from inside cerebral Minnesota Congressman Eugene McCarthy’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, de Antonio observes the last stand of peace politics and moral sanity on the national American political field, including extensive footage from the Wisconsin and New Hampshire policies that ended LBJ’s ambitions to return to the White House. A eulogy of sorts, shot through with moments of hope—the rare de Antonio work driven by adulation rather than outrage, and one of his hardest to see.

Courtesy of The Circulating Film & Video Library/The Museum of Modern Art

America is Hard to See is screening as part of the series Emile de Antonio.