Dir. Yael Luttwak (My Favorite Neoconservative: 39min, USA, 2014)
(Alex’s Letters, a work-in-progress: 25 min, USA, 2015)
East Coast Premiere
My Favorite Neoconservative offers a personal insight into the surreal power circles of Washington, DC. The filmmaker’s eccentric father, Edward Luttwak, is a prominent conservative – and architect of the air campaign of the first Iraq war – who makes his living as a military strategist. Raised in a Chevy Chase house overrun by her father’s associates, Yael Luttwak watched Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Ledeen and Richard Perle walk the halls of her childhood home. With unique access, the film reveals the personalities behind the headlines and tells a father-daughter story with a sardonic political twist.
Preceded by a work-in-progress screening of Yael Luttwak’s Alex’s Letters, based on the book Alex: Building a Life, the story of Alex Singer, a 25-year-old American who died while serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
Co-presented by The Documentary Center at GWU.
A Slim Peace premiered at the Tribeca Film festival in 2007 and was broadcast worldwide and on the Sundance Channel in the US.