In the Year of the Pig [DVD] [1968]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Transferred from materials preserved by the UCLA film and television archive in collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
  • Selected audio commentaries with director Emile de Antonio
  • Archival interview with Emile de Antonio by professor emeritus June Perry levine of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Liner notes by de Antonio scholar Douglas Kellner
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Synopsis

In the Year of the Pig
Documentary filmmaker Emil DeAntonio's In the Year of the Pig was financed by New York society matron Mrs. Orville Schell; her fund-raising dinners earned her an executive producer credit on the completed film. An extremely radicalized view of the still-raging war in Vietnam, Pig was so unabashedly provocative that it earned DeAntonio the tireless scrutiny of FBI head J. Edgar Hoover (whose file on the filmmaker inspired yet another DeAntonio production of 1990, Mr. Hoover and I). Bracketed between his Rush to Judgment (based on the highly suspect findings of JFK-conspiracy theorist Jim Garrison ) and his America is Hard to See (a chronicle of the Eugene McCarthy Presidential campaign), DeAntonio's In the Year of the Pig is an amalgam of the best and worst elements of those two offerings. The film says what needs to be said, but it often ends up preaching only to the converted. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson
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