|Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation
A film by Barbara Kopple
92 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015
Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation is a vivid look at one of America's oldest magazines. Centered through Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, as well as an illustrious array of passionate writers, the film is a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, Hot Type captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine and illuminates how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of The Nation - and the nation - evolving into the future as it is guided by its remarkable past.
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"Purely enjoyable! A spectacular, crowd-pleasing masterwork." - RogerEbert.com
"Beginning with a striking montage, 'Hot Type' recounts The Nation's development from its 1865 founding by Republican abolitionists to its veer towards its liberal bent during the heyday of Roosevelt's New Deal." - The Hollywood Reporter
● Three Bonus Shorts