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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover


Dir. Larry Cohen (1977).
A third of a century later, Larry Cohen’s hip and scurrilous docudrama is the best tabloid history since they ran Sam Fuller out of Hollywood. Although the Cohen scenario is no less paranoid than JFK or Nixon, the delivery is far more intentionally comic.

Sat., Aug. 14, 2:15 p.m., 2010

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