Featuring the final on-camera interviews with the iconic American writer, essayist, and singular intellectual.
OUTFEST SCREENING: Sat, July 20, 11:00am, DGA1
SCREENING INFO: http://tinyurl.com/VidalOutfest
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall’s new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism.
Featuring a series of candid interviews from namy notable figures, including Burr Steers, Christopher Hitchens, Jodie Evans, Tim Robbins, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sting, David Mamet, Bob Scheer, William F. Buckley, Jay Parini, Norman Mailer, Nina Straight and Dick Cavett, the film shows just how prescient many of Vidal’s views were about American political and social ills, and even manages to pull back the curtain a bit on his internal life—which despite his very public homosexuality he kept largely cloaked.
Directed by LBGT filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall (Abandoned: The Betrayal of America’s Immigrants).