|Best of Enemies Poster|
I handled the research on a really wonderful documentary last year about the debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley during the 1968 political conventions. These debates were important because it is thought that they sparked the often-outrageous political punditry we see on television today.
The boiling point in their debates:
Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) and Robert Gordon (Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied) both produced and directed the documentary. No stone was left unturned on the search for archival materials to support the story. Morgan and Robert did an amazing job distilling the story down into a feature-length documentary.
Here's the synopsis from the Best of Enemies Web site: Best of Enemies is a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and their rancorous disagreements about politics, God and sex.
The film is on Rolling Stone's Must See list for Sundance 2015. That's awesome!
It premieres this morning in Sundance (right now, in fact!). I wish I could be there but I'm not attending Sundance this year - alas! But I hope you check it out for me. Here are the other screening times:
Friday, January 23, 11:45 am @ Library Center Theatre, Park City, UT
Saturday, January 24, 12:00 pm @ The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, January 25, 7:00 pm @ Redstone Cinema 2, Park City, UT
Wednesday, January 28, 8:30 pm @ Prospector Square Theatre, Park City, UT
Saturday, January 31, 2:30 pm @ The MARC, Park City, UT
Here is a scene from the film: