Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Our Nixon + Q&A (2013)

Location Prince Charles Cinema, Director Penny Lane, Country USA, Duration 85, Date Event has passed

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. Following the Watergate scandal, the films remained locked up in an government safe for forty years but Penny Lane dusted them off to craft this ambitious and enthralling portrait of the Nixon presidency. Earning her a reputation as an exciting new voice in non-fiction storytelling, Lane’s debut feature is a playful and pertinent commentary on the line between privacy and politics.

+ Q&A with director Penny Lane.