Directed by Penny Lane
84 min / USA / 2013
**Director Penny Lane in attendance for post-film Q+A moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest.
Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.
Winner: Best of the Festival – 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Documentary – 2013 Seattle International film Festival; Official Selection – 2013 SXSW Film Festival, 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2013 AFI Docs Film Festival, 2013 Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival, and 9 other international film festivals.