She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President. The Martha Mitchell Effect is a 40-minute archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is part of a tribute to MNFF Honoree Beth Levison.
Date: Saturday, August 26
Location: Dana Auditorium
Director: Anne Alvergue [Filmmaker to attend], Debra McClutchy [Filmmaker to attend]
Producer: Beth Levison [Filmmaker to attend], Judith Mizrachy
Length: 40 minutes
Location: United States