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The Reagan Show Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill

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Ronald Reagan, who’d been a busy actor with 53 Hollywood movies to his credit, was the first movie star to land the real-life role of president of the United States, which he played for two terms with cameras rolling at virtually all times. That imposing image bank is the raw material for The Reagan Show, a fascinating collection of archival material exposing the emergence of a new form of politics-as-spectacle. With perfect fluidity, the editing switches between the public image and its making, taking us behind the scenes of a vast PR machine, while Reagan negotiates a disarmament treaty with his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev – with timeouts for handshakes with Michael Jackson and Mr. T, of course.

The Reagan Show

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 74 MIN
  • Editing : Francisco Bello, Daniel Garber, David Barker
  • Production : Sierra Pettengill
  • Writer : Josh Alexander, Pacho Velez, Francisco Bello
  • Music : Laura Karpman
Filmography of Pacho Velez :

Occupation (2002)
Orphans of Mathare (2003)
Bastards of Utopia (2010)
Manakamana (2013)
Dragstrip (2015)

Filmography of Sierra Pettengill :

Town Hall (2013)
New Year Part 1 (2014)

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