The Camden Conference is sponsoring the Camden International Film Festival screening of “Our Nixon” Friday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Director Penny Lane and Producer Brian L. Frye are scheduled to attend; Mac Deford will moderate the post-film discussion. Admission is $10 or covered by a CIFF festival pass.

The documentary is sponsored in anticipation of the 27th annual Camden Conference: The Global Politics of Food and Water, Feb. 21 through 23 at the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues in Belfast (Hutchinson Center) and Rockland (Strand Theatre).

Few recent presidencies can match the aura of mystery that — for worse rather than better, in this case — surrounds Richard Nixon’s time as chief executive. This new documentary aims to shed some light on what it was like to be in the Nixon White House. “Our Nixon” uses archival footage shot on Super 8 home-movie cameras by three of Nixon’s top aides, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, all of whom would serve time for their involvement in the Watergate scandal.

The footage was seized by the FBI and only recently has been rediscovered. Along with historical events including the moon landing, Tricia Nixon’s White House wedding and the President’s visit to China, the home-movie footage captures many smaller moments such as Haldeman riding a bicycle at Camp David.

The Camden Conference is a nonprofit, non-partisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement; and an annual weekend conference featuring distinguished speakers focusing on a central theme related to U.S. foreign affairs. For more information, visit or call 236-1034.

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