Camden Conference partners with CIFF for ‘Reagan Show’ screening

Posted:  Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:15am

ROCKLAND — The Reagan Show is an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president's role of a lifetime.

The screening takes place on Sunday, September 17, 3:00 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. Director Sierra Pettengill will be in attendance. Admission is $10.00 or included with the purchase of a CIFF All Access or Festival Pass. For more information, please visit

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 how the Communicator-in-Chief uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical press corps and the looming threat of WW III.

Chock full of wit and political irony, and told solely through 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, the film explores Reagan's made-for-TV approach to politics as he faced down the United States' greatest rival.

The Camden Conference is proud to support the screening of this documentary with the Camden International Film Festival in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference—New World Disorder and America's Future, February 16-18, 2018, live at the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues: Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Luther Bonney Auditorium in Portland.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, please visit or call 207-236-1034.

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Event Date: 
Sun, 09/17/2017 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
The Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME