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MoMA shows Nixon’s home movies

“It’s a granular look at different types of presidential films of the past century,” says one of the festival’s founders

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In a nod to the US election, the line-up of restored films at the Tenth International Festival of Film Preservation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York has a presidential theme. “It’s a granular look at different types of presidential films of the past century,” says Joshua Siegel, the festival’s co-founder, who has co-organised the event with the film critic J (James) Hoberman. The 75 films include Super 8 films (above) shot by former president Richard Nixon’s aides Dwight Chapin, John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman. The festival runs until 11 November.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 240 November 2012