Films Showing

Mr. Hoover and I

Mr. Hoover and I

Mr. Hoover and I

1989 / 86min / 16mm


De Antonio’s final film, released in the year of his death, is a bold departure from his famous found-footage mode, in which the filmmaker noted for eschewing narration appears directly addressing the camera in autobiographical reverie, reflecting on the events of his seventy-year life and the parallel rise of the American police and surveillance state under the guidance of J. Edgar Hoover, who’d once ordered another kind of biography of de Antonio: a 10,000 page investigative dossier.

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

Mr. Hoover and I is screening as part of the series Emile de Antonio.