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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Spotlight

World Premiere

USA | 89 MINUTES |

GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA

Documentary
“I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.” “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.” “Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically by definition be disqualified from ever doing so.” Gore Vidal, the blustery and the brilliant, never shied away from slinging his stinging opinions about government, his contemporaries and the American people in general, conversely eliciting cheers and jeers. Now, less than a year after his death, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia brings the lionhearted man back to the screen.

Anchored by intimate, one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall’s documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining tribute to the iconic Vidal, diving into his years on the page, the screen and the scene. With commentary by those who knew him best, including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens, plus loads of footage from his legendary on-air career, Wrathall reminds us why Vidal will forever stand as one of the most dazzling and fearless critics of our time.

—Liza Domnitz

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Nicholas Wrathall

NICHOLAS WRATHALL is an award-winning director and producer who has been making documentaries and commercials for more than fifteen years. He was first recognized for the 2000 documentary Abandoned: The Betrayal of America’s Immigrants, featured on PBS Independent Lens and winner of a DuPont-Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism.
Director
Nicholas Wrathall
Screenwriter
Nicholas Wrathall
Producer
Nicholas Wrathall, Theodore James, Burr Steers
Editor
Suresh Ayaar, William Haugse, Rob Bralver, Derek Boonstra
Cinematographer
Derek Wiesenhahn, Joel Schwartzberg, Armando De'ath
Executive Producer
Nicholas Wrathall, Erik Nelson, Mike Barnett, Dave Harding, Damon Martin, Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak, Chad Troutwine
Cast
Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Robbins, Sting, Bob Scheer, Jay Parini, Nina Straight, Burr Steers, Jodie Evans

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
Nicholas Wrathall
Marina del Rey, 90292
Phone: 323 208 2708
nicwrathall@yahoo.com
International Sales Contact
Nicholas Wrathall
Marina del Rey, 90292
Phone: 323 208 2708
nicwrathall@yahoo.com
Print Source
Nicholas Wrathall
Marina del Rey, 90292
Phone: 323 208 2708
nicwrathall@yahoo.com
Press Contact
Matt Johnstone
Matt Johnstone Publicity
Los Angeles, 90026
Phone: 323 938 7880
mattjohnstone-pr@sbcglobal.net