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The Reagan Show

2017
  • Documentary,
  • English,
  • 74 Minutes,
  • United States
    • Director: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez
    • Producers: Sierra Pettengill, Dan Cogan, Amy Entelis, Houston King, Regina K. Scully, Jenny Raskin, Daniel Garber
    • Screenwriters: Pacho Velez, Francisco Bello, Josh Alexander
    • Starring: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Deaver, Sam Donaldson

    This all-archival footage documentary is about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan’s rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Tracing his impeccable discourse, it is made evident how he uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical White House press corps and the looming threat of WWIII.