Hot Type: 150 Years Of The Nation


State Theatre Wed, Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Runtime:93 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barbara Kopple
Produced by:Barbara Kopple
Suzanne Mitchell
Cinematography:Gary Keith Griffin
Editing By:Richard Hankin
Music By:Max Avery Lichtenstein


Chief among the many pleasures of “Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation” is the chance to meet Katrina vanden Heuval, who has been the editor of the longest continuously running weekly magazine in the US since 1995. A powerful woman of towering intellect and quiet, steely determination, vanden Heuval has led the iconic publication through the trials of the precipitous decline of print media, protecting “The Nation”’s status as a weekly staple of American culture and a formidable progressive news outlet. Director Barbara Kopple, two-time Oscar Winner and recipient of the TCFF 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, uses unfettered access and unfiltered honesty to reveal the inner workings of the iconic publication, kept intensely alive through the fierce passion of its editors, contrib-utors, and interns, not to mention former editor Victor Saul Navasky, who still keeps an office. In Person: Director Barbara Kopple and members of “The Nation” staff.