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Best of Enemies
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Best of Enemies (2015) - Movie Details

Documentary
87 min.
Release Date
July 31, 2015 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
November 3, 2015 (Buy on Amazon)
Cast
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Running Time
87 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language

In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. 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... Full synopsis »

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We live in an age where politicians like to scream at each other and pundits the same, everyone safely cornered in their own “bubbles of concern” and seemingly unwilling to talk to find compromise. But how is that different than politics of fifty years ago? The documentary Best of Enemies seeks to answer such a question, opting to focus on the television debates between hardcore conservative William F. Buckley and liberal Gore Vidal. Full movie review »

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