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Our Nixon

Penny Lane, USA 2013, 84’

Beginning 1969, Richard Nixon’s right hand men, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin recorded his daily life, ranging from mundane garden walks to important trips, abroad on Super 8 film. The tapes show Pope Paul VI and Mao Tse Tung, the Moon landing and trips to China, augmented by audio from Nixon’s infamous Oval Office tapes being successively released by the Nixon Library.

Our Nixon is so much more than a documentary of amazing found footage edited with groundbreaking evidence from the Watergate scandal. In her film, director Penny Lane focuses on the hidden lives of the president and other Republicans at the pinnacle of power. She pulls back the curtain on fast-track careers and long-term “golden friendships,” that continue to tremendously affect American politics to this very day. 



2013 Seattle International Film Festival - Najlepszy Dokument / Best Documentary

Penny Lane

Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her films have screened at Rotterdam, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and many other venues. Penny teaches video and media art at Colgate University. Our Nixon is her first feature documentary. In 2012, she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. And yes, that is her real name.



2004 We Are The Littletons: A True Story (kr. m. dok. / doc. short)

2005 Abortion Diaries (kr. m. dok. / doc. short)

2008 Sittin' on a Million (kr. m. dok. / doc. short)  

2009 The Commoners (kr. m. dok. / doc. short)

2013 Nasz NixonOur Nixon (dok / / doc.)


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director Penny Lane
editing Francisco Bello
music Hrishikesh Hirway
cast Dwight Chapin, John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman
producer Brian L. Frye, Penny Lane
sales Autlook Filmsales
language English
coloration colour
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