A self-described "anarchist" and proto-YouTuber, a khaki-clad confidant of the Weather Underground and a buddy to New York modernists from Warhol to Rauschenberg, Emile de Antonio loved American culture; he also lived to distrust American history. Still, blessed with a healthy measure of bravado, the filmmaker wouldn't likely dispute the more or less official storyat least among cineaststhat he remains the boldest documentarian the U.S. has ever produced. To his credit, this radical auteur, who died along with the Cold War in the late '80s, never came close to winning an Oscar; instead, de Antonio's awards include a District Court subpoena,
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By photo: Mark Lane & Simeon Marshall, Happening Records Inc.
The cover of a record released in conjunction with Rush to Judgment