Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Acquires 'Best of Enemies' for UK

Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Acquires 'Best of Enemies' for UK

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Dogwoof has acquired political documentary Best of Enemies for UK theatrical release. The deal was agreed between Oli Harbottle, head of distribution at Dogwoof, with Christina Rogers of Magnolia Pictures.

The film received its world premiere in the US documentary competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival and Dogwoof plan to release in July 2015 with a US release slated for the same month.

Best of Enemies was co-directed by Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for backing singer documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, and Robert Gordon.

The film is a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr., during the 1968 Democratic and Republican national conventions. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted with their rancorous disagreements about politics, God, and sex. …

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