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New documentary explores the life and legacy of Gore Vidal




Author Gore Vidal appears in conversation with writer Jon Wiener at the 12th Annual L.A. Times Festival of Books in Royce Hall on the U.C.L.A. campus on April 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Author Gore Vidal appears in conversation with writer Jon Wiener at the 12th Annual L.A. Times Festival of Books in Royce Hall on the U.C.L.A. campus on April 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal.

Vidal's professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. Featuring candid vérité footage of Vidal in his final years, "The United States of Amnesia" explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between.  

Guest:  

Nicholas Wrathall, director, “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia.” The documentary is screening this week at the Nuart Theatre