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Living Together December Film Series: The Reagan Show

Living Together December Film Series: The Reagan Show

The Reagan Show (2017), 74 minutes, Directors: Sierra Pettengill and Pancho Velez, USA

Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.


MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street, Miami

Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design in collaboration with MDC’s Tower Theater and The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami, is pleased to announce the Living Together Film Series, a program of films spread across ten nights over the next six months.  The films will be screened on selected Thursdays from September 2017 to April 2018. Screenings are free and open to the public; admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Living Together’s documentary and fiction films survey the dizzying political landscape of contemporary American cinema.  The films explore notions of manhood, nationhood, and political, spiritual, and poetic freedom.  Academy-nominated films, festival selections, and independently-minded productions come together in a program that aspires to change audiences’ 
strongly held convictions, acquired behaviors, and habits associated with the consumption of moving images

Constructed entirely from 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, Velez and Pettengill’s prescient documentary The Reagan Show presents Ronald Reagan as the first made-for-TV president—a man whose experience as a performer and public relations expert made him a unique match for an emerging modern political landscape, and for his chief rival, charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.