Released for the first time are these home videos of Nixon in the White House filmed by his closest Watergate-conspirators. OUR NIXON's all archival footage gives the audience the impression that this time it is we who have gained illegal access. The irony of the Nixon administration's penchant for recording will not be lost on anyone with the slightest familiarity with the Watergate scandal. With this film, Nixon ceases to be a mere caricature of the cynical schemer and becomes an animated and alluring human being as well as a fascinating political animal.
PENNY LANE has made award winning documentaries for a number of years, but OUR NIXON is her first feature length film. In addition to working as a director and producer, she also teaches courses on video and media art.