Best of Enemies

Release date:July 31, 2015
(limited)

Studio:Magnolia Pictures

Directors:Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville

MPAA Rating:R (for some sexual content/nudity and language)

Screenwriters:,

Starring:John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal

Genre:Documentary

Plot Summary:

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and 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. Best of Enemies 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?'