Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Emile de Antonio's Mr. Hoover and I is a personal and angry bash note to the longtime FBI director. The filmmaker addresses the camera straight on (top still), describing his well-documented grievances against the FBI's seemingly obsessive harassment. The film shows de Antonio getting a haircut (second still), giving a speech, and visiting John Cage in Cage's kitchen (third still). Otherwise, few photos or clips illustrate de Antonio's harangue, and he's at his best with crazy anecdotes about Hoover's reaction to his films Weather Underground, In the Year of the Pig, and Millhouse.