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Open City Documentary Festival: Political Film ‘Best of Enemies’

June 20, 2015 @ 18:00 - 21:00

£7 – £11

BEST OF ENEMIES
Saturday 20th June, 18:00 at Regent Street Cinema. £11/£10 concession/£7 Westminster student.


In the lead up to the 1968 American general election, the struggling television network ABC hired two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. to debate the issues of their day live on air. Best of Enemies is a gripping behind the scenes account of this now legendary series of debates. Vidal and Buckley Jr’s vitriolic and often explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. This film delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, ‘What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?’

http://bit.ly/OpenCityBestof

Details

Date:
June 20, 2015
Time:
18:00 - 21:00
Cost:
£7 – £11
Event Category:
Website:
http://bit.ly/OpenCityBestof

Organizer

Open City Documentary Festival
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Venue

Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
London, W1B 2UW United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 20 7911 5050
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