Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia


City Opera HouseWed, Jul 31, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Brilliant Books
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Milliken at the Dennos MuseumSat, Aug 3, 2013 9:00 AM
Sponsored by Dean & Cindy Robb
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:89 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jay Parini
Gore Vidal
Director:Nicholas Wrathall
Produced by:Theodore James
Nicholas Wrathall
Burr Steers
Screenwriter:Nicholas Wrathall
Cinematography:Derek Wiesenhahn
Joel Schwartzberg
Armando De'ath
Editing By:Suresh Ayaar
William Haugse
Rob Bralver
Derek Boonstra
Music By:Ian Honeyman


The life of fiery provocateur and ferocious thinker Gore Vidal is celebrated in this fascinating documentary, which pays timely tribute to a man who was a thorn in the side of the establishment and a major voice in our national debates. A multi-talented writer whose work spans fiction, film, theater, philosophy and politics, Vidal never shied away from voicing his opinion on the state of our democracy in trademark sharp-witted fashion. Centered around one-on-one interviews that catch Vidal at his best, this spirited documentary shows us why Vidal loomed so large over our cultural landscape. In Person: Director Nicholas Wrathall (Wed).