The Reagan Show (2017)
THE REAGAN SHOW is an all-archival footage documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan’s rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Tracing the Communicator-in-Chief’s impeccable discourse, it is made evident how he uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical White House press corps, and the looming threat of WW III.
Director: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez
Producer: Sierra Pettengill, Dan Cogan, Amy Entelis, Houston King, Regina K. Scully, Jenny Raskin, Daniel Garber
Cast: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Deaver, Sam Donaldson