- Running time86 minutes
- DirectorLiza Johnson
- CastKevin Spacey, Michael Shannon
America’s National Archives’ most requested photo is of the king of rock ’n’ roll shaking hands with President Nixon.
This riveting comedy drama tells the surreal story behind the iconic image, revealing how Elvis turned up at the White House in December 1970 requesting an audience with Nixon. He was there, ostensibly, to offer to go undercover for the Bureau Of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs. As the heavily sideburned singer, Michael Shannon perfectly captures Elvis’s swagger and drawl, whilst Kevin Spacey as Nixon betrays that odd mixture of insecurity and bombast that characterised the soon-to-be impeached president.
The results are both hugely comic and a little sorrowful, with Elvis demonstrating his kung fu moves and arsenal of pistols as evidence of his suitability, and Nixon gradually realising how the pop star might boost his flagging fortunes.
Select a time to book this film
This film is no longer showing.
Get a FACT Membership and SAVE 10%
Member Mondays (all day)
Non Members Adults / Retired / Student £7.00
Non Member Family of 4 £21.00
Member Monday not applicable on a bank holiday.
Tuesday - Friday for shows starting before 5pm
Retired / Student £9
Retired / Student Member £7
Family of 4 £28.00
Tuesday-Friday from 5pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday
Adult Member £9.00
Retired / Student £10.00
Retired / Student Member £8.00
Family of 4 £30.00
*For details about Films clubs rates, Special events and other concessions please view our ticket details page
You may also like
Director: Colm McCarthy. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua. UK/USA 2016. 111 min...
Director: Guillaume Nicloux. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu. France/Belgium 2015. 92...
Get free tickets, plus 10% off tickets, food and drinks at FACT and beyond