Town bloody hall / by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker ; Theater for Ideas presents ; produced by Shirley Broughton and Edith Van Slyck
DVD | The Criterion Collection | 2020

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Description
1 videodisc (85 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
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optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
NTSC rda
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DVD video
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Documentary films lcgft
Series
Criterion collection, 1039
Criterion collection ; 1039.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1); monaural.
Language
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast
Participants: Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Norman Mailer, Diana Trilling.
Credits
Filmed by Jim Desmond, D.A. Pennebaker, Mark Woodcock ; editor, Chris Hegedus.
Note
Title from title frame.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Full screen (1.33:1).
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
On April 30, 1971, a standing-room-only crowd of New York's intellectual elite packed the city's Town Hall theater to see Norman Mailer, fresh from the controversy over his essay 'The Prisoner of Sex' and the backlash it received from leaders of the women's movement, tangle with a panel of four prominent female thinkers and activists: Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling.
Note
Special features: new interview with Hegedus; audio commentary from 2004 featuring Hegedus and author Germaine Geer; footage from a 2004 celebration of the film, which brought together participants Greer, Jacqueline Ceballos and Jill Johnston and directors Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker; appearance from 1971 on The Dick Cavett Show by author Norman Mailer, promoting his book The prisoner of sex; archival interviews with Greer and Mailer; essay by film critic Melissa Anderson.
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ISBN
9781681437484
1681437481
Standard No.
715515250016
Music No.
CC3176DDVD The Criterion Collection
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