The documentary film Robert Scheer: Above the Fold, profiles legendary pundit and journalist Robert Scheer. The film features Scheer, Norman Lear, Arianna Huffington, Jane Fonda, and Daniel Ellsberg, and is releasing on all digital streaming platforms November 9th via Random Media.
Scheer did a twenty-year stint on National Public Radio’s “Left, Right & Center,” and just won 7 awards from the Los Angeles Press Club for Scheer Post, his on-line blog.
Directed by Julie M. Thompson and Brogan De Paor, Robert Scheer: Above the Fold traces Scheer’s career path and the dramatic shifts in journalistic practice that he has seen in his thirty-year career at the Los Angeles Times and beyond into streaming, and the internet.
Julie Thompson, who also is one of the producers of the Academy Award nominated film Nebraska says, “Robert Scheer is one of the truest, funniest contrarians I’ve ever met. It was a pleasure to capture him in all his glory.”
Robert Scheer: Above the Fold scooped up the “Audience Award: Best Documentary” at the Culver City Film Festival.
About Robert Scheer
Robert Scheer has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his nearly 60 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines. He conducted the famous Playboy magazine interview in which Jimmy Carter confessed to the lust in his heart and went on to do many interviews for the Los Angeles Times with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and many other prominent political and cultural figures. Between 1964 and 1969 he was Vietnam correspondent, managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine. From 1976 to 1993 Scheer served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, writing on diverse topics such as the Soviet Union, arms control, national politics and the military. In 1993 he launched a nationally syndicated column based at the Los Angeles Times, where he was named a contributing editor.