Best of Enemies


1h 28m 2015

Brief Synopsis

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 cou

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Ring: Gore Vidal Vs William Buckley, Ring: Gore Vidal Vs William Buckley
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Production Company
Cinereach ; Independent Television Service ; Magnolia Pictures ; Motto Pictures ; Participant Media ; Submarine Entertainment ; Tremolo Productions ; Wme Entertainment
Distribution Company
MAGNOLIA PICTURES/UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW; Dogwoof Pictures ; Magnolia Pictures ; Unobstructed View ; Unobstructed View

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Ring: Gore Vidal Vs William Buckley, Ring: Gore Vidal Vs William Buckley
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Production Company
Cinereach ; Independent Television Service ; Magnolia Pictures ; Motto Pictures ; Participant Media ; Submarine Entertainment ; Tremolo Productions ; Wme Entertainment
Distribution Company
MAGNOLIA PICTURES/UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW; Dogwoof Pictures ; Magnolia Pictures ; Unobstructed View ; Unobstructed View

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Released in United States 2015 (U.S. Documentary Competition)

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Released in United States 2015 (Marquee Presentations)

Released in United States 2015 (Opening Night)

Limited Release in United States July 31, 2015

Released in United States 2015

Sundance Contact is Josh Braun: info@submarine.com; Samantha Racanelli: sracanelli@wmeentertainment.com

Limited Release in United States July 31, 2015