Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia

Director Nicholas D. Wrathall
Genre Documentary
Runtime 83 minutes
Country of Origin USA/Italy
Language English
Festivals/Awards Winner - Audience Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013
Release Date In theatres on July 4, 2014


This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned to history. But how did this happen and who organized it? In this film Gore Vidal's acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade of the new America. The film dramatizes Gore's political views and his concern at the present state of American democracy using interviews and historical footage of his famous appearances on television and talk shows over the last fifty years. In the recently filmed interviews Gore examines the course of American history and policy making and draws dramatic conclusions on the fate of the nation in the modern age.

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Press & Articles

“Tribeca Film Festival review” - The New York Times

“An Intellectual and His Lofty Contempt ‘Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia,’ a Documentary” - The New York Times

“Reel Life: A dose of reality” - Toronto Star

“ Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is an Idealized Yet Galvanizing Portrait” - Village Voice

Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia

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