Cinema Of Urgency: Best Of Enemies

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Join us each month leading up to the 2016 election through October for free screenings and conversations about some of the most important topics of our time.

April: Best of Enemies — a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr.

All films screen in the Walker Cinema on the third Thursday of each month (except in June). #cinemaofurgency

Following the screening, join Walter F. Mondale and University of Minnesota professor Lawrence Jacobs for a discussion.

Free tickets available at Hennepin Box Office from 6 pm. Construction Update: Enter the Walker through the underground parking garage or Hennepin Avenue doors.

About Best of Enemies

During the Democratic and Republican national conventions in summer 1968, the ABC television network was dead last in the ratings. To draw audiences, it presented a series of debates with William F. Buckley, Jr., a leader of the new conservative movement, and Gore Vidal, a leftist novelist and polemicist. Each believed the other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America, so when their live and unscripted exchanges exploded into vitriolic name-calling, it was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast. Viewers were riveted, ABC news ratings skyrocketed, and a new era in televised political discourse was born. 2015, DCP, 87 minutes.
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By: Walker Art Center