The Cinema Club
Uh oh! Your Internet browser is outdated and cannot run the Cinema Club's website. In addition to obstructing your experience here, viewing other websites using this browser is not only limiting for you, but it also opens your computer to security risks. In order to view this site, and to protect your computer, please upgrade to a modern browser of your choice:
Google Chrome   or   Mozilla Firefox
(Worry not– it's quick, safe and free, and you won't regret it!)

Best of Enemies

In select theaters
July 31st 2015
Opening at Bethesda Row August 7th 2015
Opening at area theaters August 7th 2015
Opening Sandy Springs/Tara August 14th 2015
Opening at area theaters August 14th 2015
Opening at Plaza Frontenac August 21st 2015
87 minutes
  • English
  • USA
Official website  
In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—cementing their opposing political positions. Their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast, and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted. Viewers were riveted. ABC News' ratings skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Gore Vidal
Kelsey Grammer
John Lithgow
Morgan Neville
Robert Gordon
Julie Goldman
Associate Producer
CarynCapotosto, Eileen Meyer
Aaron Wickenden, Eileen Meyer
Jonathan Kirkscey
91% - Apr 12, 2015
95% - Apr 12, 2015
91% - Apr 12, 2015
96% - Mar 29, 2015
97% - Mar 22, 2015
Best of Enemies © 2015
Magnolia Pictures