Wednesday
Oct292014

ENQUIRING MINDS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE MAN BEHIND THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER

Emmy award winning filmmaker Ric Burns focuses his camera on The National Enquirer and its legendary founder and editor, Gene Pope, whose outsized personality matched the paper.  Pope learned the tricks of the trade from his father, an Italian newspaper editor, and took what was a struggling broadsheet and transformed it into the world's most read tabloid.  Burns' follows the fascinating and incredible 80 year history of the Enquirer: from being a notorious tabloid to the corner stone of a huge media empire and a major breaking news source.   

 

Director: Ric Burns (Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film, Andy Warhol: A Documentary)

Producer: Ric Burns, Bonnie Lafave, Joshua Woltermann

Official Selection: Woodstock Film Festival, DOC NYC