Buckley vs. Gore

Depot Docs presents Best of Enemies

Depot Docs, the ongoing documentary series at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, will screen Best of Enemies at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, followed by a discussion and reception with executive producer Julie Goldman.

William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal in ”Best of Enemies,” showing March 31 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre.

The film examines debates broadcast on ABC-TV during the Democratic and Republican conventions in the summer of 1968 between William F. Buckley Jr., a leader of the new conservative movement, and Gore Vidal, a leftist novelist and polemicist.

Their exchanges, which drew huge ratings, have been compared to rounds of a heavyweight fight, filled with policy debates and insults. For tickets, which cost $20, call 845-424-3900 or visit brownpapertickets.com.

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