Best of Enemies
  • Year2015
  • Duration88 min

The year is 1968 – one of the most turbulent in 20th century America. The three television networks are competing for supremacy of the airwaves in the run up to the presidential election. Lagging a distant third, ABC takes an audacious punt, and schedules a series of head to head debates during the Republican and Democratic conventions. Duking it out were two heavyweight thinkers - the rightwing William F. Buckley Jr and the liberal Gore Vidal. Buckley saw Vidal as a moral degenerative; Vidal considered Buckley's views to be dangerously anti-democratic. Both recognized the power of television in the changing media landscape, and soon a nation was transfixed. Robert Gordon and Academy award-winning director Morgan Neville bring an abundance of fantastic archive, and interviews with cultural commentators – including the late great Christopher Hitchens – to tell the story of a famously acidic rivalry which would endure for decades.

Carol Nahra

  • Director(s): Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
  • Producer(s): Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: dcp
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
  • Website: www.bestofenemiesfilm.com
Director Filmography
Twenty Feet From Stardom (Dir. Morgan Neville)
2013
Troubadours (Dir. Morgan Neville)
2011
Search and Destroy (Dir. Morgan Neville)
2010
Johnny Cash's America (Dir. Morgan Neville + Robert Gordon)
2008
Credits
Executive Producer(s):
Julie Goldman
Co-Producer(s):
Caryn Capotosto
Associate Producer / Editor(s):
Eileen Meyer
Editor(s):
Aaron Wickenden
Sales Contact
Name
Scott Veltri
Job Title
Director of International Sales
Company
Magnolia Pictures
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sveltri@magpictures.com
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