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Press Release
September 30, 2005

National Archives Hosts An Evening With Robert Drew and the D.C. Premiere of From Two Men and a War

Washington, DC…On Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m., the National Archives, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives presents a celebration of the distinguished career of award-winning filmmaker Robert Drew, who pioneered the cinema verité documentary movement of the early 1960s with the groundbreaking film Primary, which chronicled John F. Kennedy's campaign for the 1960 Democratic nomination for President.

The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater, located in the National Archives Building on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. Reservations are required. Reserve by email (public.program@nara.gov) or telephone 202-501-5000.

The evening will feature the Washington, DC., premiere of From Two Men and a War (2004, 62 minutes), which uses dramatic recreations and archival film and photographs to chronicle Drew's experiences as a 19-year-old pilot with the 86th Fighter Bomber Group during World War II. Les Waffen, head of the National Archives Motion Picture, Sound & Video unit, will host and moderate a Q&A session. Robert Drew will introduce the film. From Two Men and a War is produced by Anne Drew and directed by Robert Drew. Pamela Liebson is Associate Producer. Photographers for the film are Gianni Cigna, Marco Venditti and Anne Drew. Editors are Mike Woodworth, Jon Nealon and Robert Drew.

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For PRESS information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 501-5526.

To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 501-5000, for information, or view the Calendar of Events on the web site. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA; (TDD) 301-837-0482.

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