Best of Enemies

When: Thu., Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. 2016

Modern politics do not have a monopoly on uncivil discourse — you can find evidence of candidates at every level sniping at one another in public from the time our government began. Tonight, Rocky Mountain PBS and the Independent Film Society of Colorado will examine one such contentious rivalry in Best of Enemies. This 2015 documentary covers the debates between intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, whose political feud eventually devolved into televised insults, with Vidal referring to Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" and Buckley responding by calling Vidal a "queer" and threatening physical violence. They subsequently took their sparring to print publications and lawsuits. The viewing is free and offers popcorn and refreshments for a donation. 7-9 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free, — Bridgett Harris

Price: Free

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