This documentary from director Stefan Forbes examines the political and personal life of the late Lee Atwater, notorious for his no-holds-barred strategies that powered the campaign of George H.W. Bush. Forbes analyzes Atwater's pivotal role in the rise of the Republican Party in the 1980s, and also documents a decidedly less partisan side of the strategist, including his passion for playing the blues.
Netflix Rating: 3.8
NYT Critics' Pick
Like a trompe l'oeil painting "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story" deftly positions its subject as both the savior of the Republican Party and the Antichrist of American politics.
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