Primary is a 1960 direct-cinema documentary film about the 1960 Wisconsin Primary election between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey for the United States Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.
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Birth of the 'fly-on-the-wall' documentary - minus poetic encapsulation and propagandist subjectivity. Objective non-fiction presenting contexts without the director's imposition of personal ideological agendas.
Favorite bits: Humphrey's half-full hall of impassive farmers projecting dubiety in their overalls; the leisurely montage of voting voters' fidgeting legs and feet; Jackie's dainty gloves and darting eyebrows in the receiving line.