By Michael Gioia
23 May 2014
|Photo by IFC Films|
Directed by Nicholas Wrathall, the film features the final on-camera interviews with the iconic American writer, essayist and intellectual. Interviews with Vidal, Burr Steers, Christopher Hitchens, Jodie Evans, Tim Robbins, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sting, David Mamet, Bob Scheer, William F. Buckley, Jay Parini, Norman Mailer, Nina Straight and Dick Cavett are included.
The film will screen in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theatre June 6, with a national release to follow.
Here's how the "The Unites States of Amnesia" is billed: "No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, 'Gore Vidal' is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism."
For screening times, visit IFCCenter.com.
Watch the trailer below: