Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

In “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story,” filmmaker Stefan Forbes offers 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.

Atwater mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush while leading the Republican Party to historic victories and writing the Republican Party’s winning playbook.

In eye-opening interviews with Lee Atwater's closest friends and enemies, Boogie Man reexamines 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 and his unapologetic vision of politics as war. Director Stefan Forbes offers a timely docu for this election year as he examines the charming yet Machiavellian godfather of the modern negative political campaign.

InterPositive Media will release “Boogie Man” in Los Angeles on Friday October 3 at the Sunset 5, and in New York and Washington DC on September 26, with 20 additional markets to follow immediately thereafter.

Running time: 86 minutes.
Rating: Unrated.

Produced and Directed by Stefan Forbes
Produced by Noland Walker
Featuring Ed Rollins, Michael Dukakis, Tucker Eskew, Howard Fineman, Mary Matalin, Sam Donaldson, Robert Novak, Terry McAuliffe, and others.