Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies Film Screening

Best of Enemies by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon


Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most – from newsworthy topics to family, relationships, and more.


Best of Enemies explores the legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley. Their belligerent disputes defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle. Learn more.


Members of the award-winning SIU Debate TeamArielle Stephenson and Zach Moss, will make connections between the historic debates depicted in the film and our local experiences during this election season.