Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
USA | Director Nicholas Wrathall | 89 Minutes
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Gore Vidal.
A hit on this year’s international film festival circuit, this highly entertaining documentary reminds us why Gore Vidal was truly one of a kind. Novelist, essayist, playwright, critic, political candidate, raconteur and socialite, he combined a fierce intellect, sharp wit and seductive charm as one of the world’s most well-known public intellectuals.
The film is structured around a series of fascinating one-on-one interviews with Vidal, filmed not long before his death in 2012. Combined with commentary from the likes of the late Christopher Hitchens, filmmaker and nephew Burr Steers, and the best of Vidal’s legendary on-air performances, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is a fitting tribute to the man and his life.
“A fine memorial to one of 20th-century America’s most brilliant, original—and cranky—thinkers, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia duly charts the late scribe’s artistic achievements and often glittering celebrity social life.” Dennis Harvey, Variety.
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Screens with: SIMPLY ROB