Running from 2-12 August, Locarno Film Festival will feature the international premiere of the definitive documentary on the actor-tuned-politician, The Reagan Show.
Director Pacho Velez, one half of The Reagan Show’s filmmaking team, will make a welcome return to the Swiss fest after his previous film, Manakamana (co-directed with Stephanie Spray) won a coveted Golden Leopard in 2015.
Told solely through archival footage, and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, The Reagan Show captures the pageantry, absurdity, and charisma of a prolific actor’s defining role: Leader of the Free World.
Find out more about the festival here.
"This masterful documentary is crucial and unique" - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"An irony-laced view of the Reagan years and the birth of made-for-TV governing" - The Hollywood Reporter
"Fascinating" - Screen International
"Clever and breathtaking" - Filmmaker Magazine
"This doc says volumes about then and now" - Rolling Stone