Detroit Film Theatre

Cinetopia Film Festival: OUR NIXON

Saturday, June 08, 2013

1:00 PM

(USA/2013–directed by Penny Lane) 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. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before. Ann Arbor Film Festival Winner of the Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival. (85 min.)
"A triumph of editing! Priceless audio from the secret tapes makes it a must-see... brisk, eye-opening, striking." -Variety
Special pricing applies for Cinetopia Films: $12 general admission, $9 for DIA members.
Festival passes are available through the Michigan Theater box office. Please call (866) 777-8932 or visit the Cinetopia website at