MenuMenu Image

Professor to Present Film in Istanbul

Professor Brian Frye

Award-winning filmmaker and College of Law Professor Brian Frye will travel to Istanbul on May 8-13 to present his first feature-length documentary, Our Nixon, at the TRT Film Festival.

Our Nixon is an 85-minute documentary comprised of Super 8 home movies, television news, and archival interviews shot by top Nixon aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and Dwight Chapin between 1969 and 1972. The film provides a new perspective on how Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Chapin experienced working for President Nixon, and their role in the Watergate conspiracy.

Our Nixon made its U.S. debut at 2013 South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and its international debut at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The film was broadcast by CNN on August 1, 2013 and released theatrically by Cinedigm on August 30, 2013.

In the past, Professor Frye has had the opportunity to travel to various film festivals held in Switzerland, Poland and South Korea. Typically, he introduces Our Nixon and participates in a question and answer session after the film at each festival. Occasionally, he takes part in a panel discussion.

“I’m looking forward to engaging with Istanbul’s vibrant experimental film community,” says Professor Frye.

When Professor Frye returns, he will continue working on two new films, The Winds and the Waves and Andy & Julia. The Winds and the Waves is an archival documentary that highlights segments from the Vanderbilt News database dealing directly with homosexuality over the last 46 years. The documentary will be a reflection of the Gay Rights Movement. Andy & Julia will be Professor Frye’s first narrative feature. It will focus on Andy Warhol and his mother. He is currently writing the script for the film that will be shot in 16 mm black and white film using a camera similar to the one Warhol used to make his own movies.

Safe travels Professor Frye.

Click here for more information on Our Nixon.