Coming to theatres this Friday, June 30, and to DVD/VOD next Tuesday, July 4:
THE REAGAN SHOW
Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill
Nantucket, Montclair, Seattle, AFI Docs
In 1918, Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan took on the role of a lifetime: the 40th President of the United States.
I previously wrote about the doc for Nantucket’s program, saying:
Trading on his celebrity to curry favor with voters, Ronald Reagan transitioned from Hollywood actor to politician, ultimately attaining the highest office in the land. Composed entirely of 1980s news footage and behind-the-scenes videos produced by his own administration, this insightful, entertaining, and strangely prescient film details how Reagan used public relations savvy to become the first made-for-TV president – one uniquely suited to face off against a charismatic Russian rival.