"The most satisfying play of the year." - Sunday Times

"Stupendous. An absolute must-see." - Guardian

In the shadow of the 1968 presidential election, the eyes of America were on a televised debate between two men not vying for the White House: the conservative political commentator William F. Buckley Jr., and the liberal writer Gore Vidal. As beliefs are challenged, a new frontier in American politics opens, and television news is transformed forever. David Harewood (“Homeland”) and Zachary Quinto (STAR TREK) play the feuding political rivals in this riveting new production.

National Theatre Live brings the best of live theatre to cinema screens with state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, that showcase each performance in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage. $16 general public / $8 Film Center members. View full listings here.