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'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Shows the Literary Lion's Intimate Side

Nicholas Wrathall met Gore Vidal for the first time at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They had brunch on an Easter Sunday while a life-size bunny gallivanted about the restaurant—a “surreal” experience, according to the director—but quickly connected over a discussion about the politics of Wrathall’s native Australia.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • May 22, 2014 12:02 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for Documentary 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Gets the Last Word

A first official trailer has arrived for the doc "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, and now has a limited stateside release set for May 23. Directed by Nicholas Wrathall, the film features candid interviews with the iconic American writer, essayist, intellectual and first-rate feuder.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 6, 2014 1:02 PM
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Frameline Film Festival 2013 Winners: 'Out in the Dark,' 'Concussion,' 'Big Joy' and More (TRAILERS)

Frameline, the world's longest running LGBT film festival, announced its 2013 winners for both audience and juried awards after wrapping up its 37th year this past Sunday. Among honorees are "Out in the Dark," "Concussion" and "Big Joy."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 1, 2013 9:11 PM
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Frameline Reviews: Sweet, Sincere 'G.B.F,' Riveting Human Rights Doc 'Born This Way,' AIDS Panic Drama 'Test' and More

The Frameline Film Festival wraps up this weekend in San Francisco with a fascinating array of docs and features about gay lives both closeted and open including the hilarious teen comedy "G.B.F." and gripping human rights doc "Born This Way."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 28, 2013 4:22 PM
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Tribeca Reviews: Moving 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' and Humorless Comedy 'Adult World'

Gore Vidal would have hated “Adult World,” the Emma Roberts vehicle that premiered at Tribeca last night. “He had a great **** detector,” notes the veteran journalist Robert Sheer, in Nicholas Wrathall’s doc “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,” which also premiered last night at Tribeca, which clearly intends to provide something for everyone. More about Vidal’s powers of detection in a moment.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 19, 2013 11:56 AM
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Tribeca Trailer Watch: 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Interviews the Iconic Writer, Essayist and Feisty Feuder

Check out the new trailer for documentary "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28). Directed by Nicholas Wrathall, the film features candid interviews with the iconic American writer, essayist, intellectual and first-rate feuder. Also interviewed are David Mamet, Sting, Mikhail Gorbachev, William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Jodie Evans and Nina Straight. Commentary blends with footage from Vidal's legendary on-air career.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 29, 2013 12:50 PM
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Best of the Week: Box Office and Olympics Butt Heads, Sight & Sound Top 50, Remembering Chris Marker and Gore Vidal & More

This week on TOH, the box office came down with a case of Olympics syndrome, Sight & Sound announced the Top 50 Films of All Time (with "Vertigo" taking the crown), we remembered avant-garde filmmaker Chris Marker and screenwriter-essayist Gore Vidal, and more!
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  • August 3, 2012 3:49 PM
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