U.K., 2022, 180 min, 2K DCP, Wri. James Graham, Dir. Jeremy Herrin, Rated R, ByExperience

Best of Enemies

Friday, 5/19 to Sunday, 5/21

“The most satisfying play of the year.” —Sunday Times

“A compelling, human drama.” —The Times

In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal. During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.

David Harewood (Homeland) plays William F. Buckley, Jr. and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) plays Gore Vidal, two feuding political rivals in writer James Graham’s (Sherwood) award-winning political thriller directed by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons). Filmed live in London’s West End.

This production includes a 20-minute intermission. The screening on Friday, 5/19 features English subtitles.

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world, including Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings feature English subtitles as part of our commitment to make programs more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

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