Screening Time

6:00 pm

Screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmakers Anne Alvergue and Debra McClutchy moderated by NBC News’ Ali Vitali.

She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President. THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT is an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself.

Produced by Beth Levison and Judith Mizrachy. Executive Produced by Jamie Wolf. 

Courtesy of Netflix.

  • Directors

    Anne Alvergue and Debra McClutchy

  • Running Time

    40 minutes

  • Country of Origin



Anne Alvergue Headshot

Anne Alvergue


Anne Alvergue is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor in the greater New York area. Her editing credits include Love, Gilda, The Business of Birth Control, and Bully.Coward.Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn, nominated for Outstanding Editing by Cinema Eye Honors. Her short films have screened at theaters and galleries worldwide.

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Debra McClutchy


Debra McClutchy is an independent filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Her most recent film credits include co-producer of The Booksellers (2019), a documentary about the New York rare book world. For eleven years, she was a senior creative staff member at Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film distribution company in New York City founded by Adam Yauch.



Ali Vitali

NBC News

Ali Vitali is a Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News based in Washington, D.C.

Vitali has reported on both President Biden and Vice President Harris throughout the 2020 campaign trail and through inauguration, cabinet appointments and confirmations as well as Congress’ most recent efforts to pass Covid relief legislation.

As an NBC News “Road Warrior” in 2020, Vitali followed and reported on the campaigns of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bloomberg during the Democratic primary contests.

She previously covered the Trump Administration as a White House Reporter for NBC News Digital and was a political campaign embed reporter on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. In 2018, Vitali moved from the White House beat to cover the midterm elections, including Florida’s recount for the gubernatorial and senate races.

She joined NBC News in 2012 and is a graduate of Tulane University.