While it's one memory lane some may rather not stroll down, the divisive near-term-and-a-half of America's disgraced 37th president is recounted with economy, focus and, at times, pitch-dark humor in the documentary "Our Nixon."
Director Penny Lane, with an able assist from editor Francisco Bello, offers an absorbing snapshot of
It all reconfirms Nixon as the often cranky, arrogant, delusional square legions of detractors have kicked around for decades (his anti-gay rant is a corker). The Ehrlichman-Haldeman-Chapin troika, a study in youthful hubris and misguided devotion, comes off almost as troubling.
For political history junkies, such defining, Nixon-era events as the
Rating: No MPAA rating
Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Playing at: Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino