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Produced, Directed,

and Edited by

Stefan Forbes

Produced by

Noland Walker

Associate Producer

Tia Wou

Musical Score

Stefan Forbes
Tim Robert

Additional Cinematography

Stephen McCarthy
Brett Wiley

Sound Editors

Margaret Crimmins
Scott Cannizzaro
Greg Smith

Archival Research

Elissa Birke
Jenni Schalk
Danuta Forbes

Additional Editing

Emir Lewis

Archival Assistant Editor

Gerard Fleurima

Production Assistants

Chavala Madlena
Gaia Fillicori

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Boogie Man

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Boogie Man is a comprehensive look at Lee Atwater, the blues-playing rogue whose rambunctious rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a household name. He mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush and played a key role in the elections of Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He wrote the Republican Party’s winning playbook which the McCain campaign is currently using.

In eye-opening interviews with Atwater's closest friends and enemies, Boogie Man re-examines Atwater’s crucial role in the remaking of the Republican Party. To Democrats offended by his cutthroat style (to say nothing of the 1988 Willie Horton controversy), Atwater was a political assassin dubbed by one Congresswoman "the most evil man in America." But to most Republicans he remains a hero for his deep understanding of the American heartland, his expert manipulation of the media, and his unapologetic vision of politics as war. Director Stefan Forbes offers a timely documentary for this election year as he examines the charming yet Machiavellian godfather of the modern negative political campaign.



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