Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies Film Screening

Best of Enemies by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

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.

ABOUT THE FILM:

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.

DISCUSSION:

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.