This film was part of the 2017 Camden International Film Festival

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The Reagan Show

The Reagan Show is an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime.

Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan's rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, tracing how the Communicator-in-Chief uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical press corps and the looming threat of WW III.

Chock full of wit and political irony, and told solely through 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, the film explores Reagan’s made-for-TV approach to politics as he faced down the United States’ greatest rival.

Film Details

Title: The Reagan Show
Year: 2017
Director: Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill
Producer: Sierra Pettengill
Country: USA
Runtime: 75 mins
Category: Best of Fest

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