Films by Richard Leacock | Chicago Reader

Films by Richard Leacock

Three short films from the 60s by Richard Leacock, one of the pioneers of the cinema verite documentary style. The first two—Happy Mother's Day and The Fischer Quintuplets—are alternate versions of the same 1963 film shot in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in collaboration with Joyce Chopra for ABC TV; the former was rejected by ABC, which reedited Leacock and Chopra's footage to yield the broadcast version. The third film is Chiefs (1968).


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