Gore Vidal – The United States of Amnesia

Year
2014
Duration
90 mins minutes
Director
Nicholas Wrathall

No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, this is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best—including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens—blends with footage from Vidal’s legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. This is Gore Vidal’s last word and testimony, written and directed by filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall. Featuring interviews with Tim Robbins, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sting, David Mamet and Dick Cavett.

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