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Our Nixon

Director(s)
Penny Lane
Country
USA
Year
2013
Language
English
Duration
84 min

*Director Penny Lane in attendance.

Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away at the National Archives, and forgotten for almost 40 years. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.

“This ingenious documentary honors Nixon’s peculiar place in the American psyche.” -The New York Times

“Surprising and artistically keen…eerie and beautiful.” -The Washington Post

“A brisk, eye-opening documentary about the Nixon White House as seen from the inside, this triumph of editing is…a must-see for anyone interested in Americana.” -Variety

 

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Director(s)
Penny Lane
Country
USA
Year
2013
Language
English
Duration
84 min
As part of:
Penny Lane Retrospective

March 15-20, 2019