Release Date:February 1,2011
He challenged, charmed and cajoled politicians and populations. He was the 40th President of the United States, twice elected; and his terms in the White House witnessed some of the most significant events of modern American and world history. As the nation will soon celebrate the centennial of his birth, on February 6, 2011, Image Entertainment will release Ronald Reagan: An American Journey February 1st on DVD. Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Robert Kline (Oliver Stone’s Heaven and Earth, “The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings”), Ronald Reagan: An American Journey is a film in Reagan’s own words; words taken from the debates, speeches and discussions of the man dubbed ‘The Great Communicator.’
The Reagan Era was marked with names, triumphs and tragedy that made history that became the fabric of American life and memory: Iran-Contra; the Cold War; the Solidarity Movement and the candle in the White House window; Pan Am 103; the Challenger disaster; Beirut; Libya. Ronald Reagan’s speeches were inspired lectures that informed the nation – sometimes angry, sometimes confused, and sometimes frightened – of the next steps their government would take. Ronald Reagan: An American Journey is a collection of these dialogues, creating a portrait of the man Time magazine named as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.
The famous question put to the American people during the Reagan-Carter debate of 1981: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”; the speech in front of the Berlin Wall…these are only a few of the moving, thrilling moments included in Ronald Reagan: An American Journey. And with the additional use of narrative and archival footage, a complete portrait is drawn of one of our most influential presidents.
Ronald Reagan’s two terms of office spanned the 1980’s: dangerous, arduous, significant years. Ronald Reagan: An American Journey is an excursion into history and into our national consciousness…an American journey well-traveled.