Best of Enemies

When:
October 30, 2015 all-day
2015-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
2015-10-31T00:00:00-04:00

Opening Friday, October 30

Fri (10/30) 6:30 PM
Sat (10/31) 6:00 PM
Sun (11/1) 3:00 PM
Tue (11/3) 5:30 PM
Wed (11/4) 8:00 PM
Fri (11/6) 8:30 PM
Sat (11/7) 6:00 PM
Sun (11/8) 5:00 PM
Wed (11/11) 6:00 PM
Thu (11/12) 8:30 PM

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“HUGELY ENTERTAINING. A must-view film for our media-besotted age.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“MASTERFUL. It’s not just a great documentary, it’s a vital one.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York

“87 OF THE LIVELIEST, MOST ENGAGING MINUTES OF THE YEAR.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born. (c) Magnolia Pictures

87 min. | R 

Directed by: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville

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