Prof. Brian Frye’s Nixon Documentary Featured in The Wall Street Journal

 Nixon at Home, Kissinger on the Beach

By Nicolas Rapold

January 23, 2012

The Wall Street Journal


“The common conception of them is as these evil schemers. But no one’s evil in home movies,” said Brian L. Frye, half of the married filmmaking duo behind the found-footage documentary “Our Nixon.” “Everyone’s happy, everyone’s cheerful. Instead of a trio of evil schemers, you see a bunch of guys in swimsuits mugging for the camera.”

Mr. Frye, who also teaches law at Hofstra, and his wife, Penny Lane, a visiting professor of filmmaking at Bard, are currently working with editor Francisco Bello to finish a rough cut of “Our Nixon” by the spring. Their subject matter is hard for any American voyeur to resist: 204 forgotten reels of raw Super-8 source material shot in Nixon’s inner-sanctum between 1969 and 1973.

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