Tribeca: 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Trailer Hits the Web (Video)

5:20 PM PST 03/28/2013 by Emily Helwig

The new documentary highlights the public figure’s life and achievements, and features his final on-camera interviews.

The trailer for Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia was unveiled Thursday, less than a month before the film’s premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Nicholas Wrathall (Independent Lens), showcases the on-air career of Vidal, who was best known as a writer and political commentator.

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The film features the final on-camera interviews with Vidal before his July 2012 death, along with commentary from statesman Mikhail Gorbachev, actor Burr Steers, writer and director David Mamet, and others. The trailer highlights a few of these interviews, and gives sound bites of some of Vidal's best lines.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia will premiere on Thurs., April 18, at 8:30 p.m. at AMC Loews Village 7 as part of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Watch the trailer for Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia above.

 

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