Director Robert Gordon won an Emmy Award for Best Historical Documentary for his film Best of Enemies. Robert’s most recent documentary is Best of Enemies, co-directed with Morgan Neville, is a film about the enmity between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal, and how it played out nationally on television in 1968, its ramifications shaping today’s media landscape.
Robert is also a Grammy Award-winning writer. He is the author of 6 books, and producer/director of 8 feature documentaries. He has focused on the American south—its music, art, and politics—to create an insider’s portrait of his home that is both nuanced and ribald.
His other films as director/producer include Stranded In Canton, a collaboration with photographer William Eggleston, and Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, a story of the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power through the lens of southern soul music. Johnny Cash’s America featured interviews with former Vice President Al Gore and US Senator Lamar Alexander, and with Snoop Dogg and Ozzy Osbourne. It examines ideas of justice, penance and faith, spiritual and national, through the life of Johnny Cash.