Poster for The Reagan Show

The Reagan Show

Director: Pancho Valez, Sierra Pettengill Run Time: 75 min. Format: DCP Rating: N/A Release Year: 2017

Constructed entirely through 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, Velez and Pettengill’s prescient documentary presents Ronald Reagan as the first made-for-TV president—a man whose experience as a performer and public relations expert made him a unique match for an emerging modern political landscape, and for his chief rival: charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.