Red Carpet Premiere for Best of Enemies at Coral Gables Cinema

Sep 4, 2015, 7:00 pm

Best of Enemies. Buckley vs. Vidal. The 10 Debates that Changed Television Forever tells the story who changed television news in 1968. Directed with consummate skill by filmmakers Robert Gordon and Sundance Film Festival alumn Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom), Best of Enemies unleashes a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we know it today.

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 of public discourse was born.

Red Carpet Premiere at 7:00 pm
Film at 8:00 pm

Coral Gables Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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