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7.4
/10
29 Ratings

Faces of November

Directed by Robert Drew
United States, 1964
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

Robert Drew shows various faces during John F. Kennedy’s funeral.

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Faces of November Directed by Robert Drew
The final presidential portrait by Drew Associates, the 12-minute Faces of November, could only stand by at his funeral, a bleak conclusion to these first-hand accounts of the Thousand Days (and then some), which give visceral form to pensive acts of statesmanship.
June 03, 2016
The bleakest of elegies… Drew decided that while the nation grieved, the film—commissioned to document the event—would simply observe Americans watching the funeral. It may be a wordless film, but once again Drew allowed his subjects to speak for themselves.
May 10, 2016
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Faces of November is an experimental documentary about the death of John F. Kennedy, and it epitomizes the observational style of Robert Drew and his Associates group (filmmakers including D.A. Pennebaker, Richard Leacock, and Albert Maysles). At just 12 minutes, Faces offers no voice-over, story, trajectory, or editorializing: it is merely a visual account of mourners at Kennedy’s funeral.
April 27, 2016
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