Sharmill Films latest National Theatre Live theatrical release Straight Line Crazy is coming to select theatres on September 17.

Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List, The English Patient) leads the cast in David Hare’s (NT Live: Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

The film  has been broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner (NT Live: The History Boys) is the Director.

View the trailer here.

Sydney Arts Guide has five double passes to give away to a special screening of the film at the Dendy Newtown cinema at 6.15pm for 6.30pm on Tuesday 6 September 2022. editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with NT LIVE : STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY PROMOTION in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email and their names will be on the guest list at the door.