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Our Nixon (Penny Lane / 2013 / USA / 85’)

When? Sat 22 June / 16:30
Birkbeck Cinema

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, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.

This event is part of the Open City Docs Fest - find out more and book your ticket on the festival website.