Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: The INN at Canal Square, (122 Market St., Lewes)
Admission: $15 (includes pre-screening refreshments and film screening)
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Up to noon, Thursday, March 13, tickets can be purchased online [click here] or by calling 302-645-9095 ext. 1. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
Gore Vidal’s professional life spans more than fifty years, during which he’s had a profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, and politics. Anchored by a blend of intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself along with footage from Vidal’s legendary on-air career, this film reminds us why he stands as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Featuring recordings of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his views on America in the twenty-first century and his global impact on art, politics, the current state of the Republic, and the health of US democracy. This new documentary tells the fascinating story of one of the most prolific figures in the age of American liberalism. A columnist from The Huffington Post believes, “few docs can equal Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia by Nicholas Wrathall, a portrait of the novelist, playwright, polemicist, public intellectual.” This film had its world premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. [2013, US, Runtime: 89 min., Not Rated]
Speaker: Mitch Crane, an attorney and former judge who has taught Political Science and holds an undergraduate degree in history, will lead the post-screening discussion.
Watch the trailer.
Presented in partnership with the Rehoboth Art League and The INN at Canal Square