In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leader of the new conservative movement. Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, they each believed the other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America and their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast, and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted. Viewers were riveted. ABC News’ ratings skyrocketed. And a new era in televised political discourse was born. 2015, US, 87 minutes.
Free Member Screenings
Screenings are only open to Walker and IFP MN members. Free tickets are available starting at 5 pm on screening nights on a first-come, first-served basis; two tickets per membership. Please bring your membership card.
Beginning January 5, Walker Film Club and IFP MN members can reserve two free tickets in advance; ticket orders must be received by 12 noon on day of screening.
- Walker Film Club: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.375.7652.
- IFP MN members: RSVP at www.ifpmn.org.