Television Event


92% on Rotten Tomatoes

"A blast...witty, moving and engaging" - The Hollywood Reporter

"Absolutely riveting, highly entertaining...oddly funny...a wild ride." - Deadline Hollywood

"Entertaining...[full of] vivid inside storytellers" - Variety

"As entertaining as it is profound...gem of an historical document." - Hammer to Nail

"Smartly structured...a celebration of art." - The Moveable Fest

"Suburb...highly comedic...its impact truly hits home." - Pop Matters

"Engrossing and profound... Takeaway - the power of art is real" - Screen Radar

"9/10...focused and honest...a riveting study of a landmark film" -

TELEVISION EVENT is an archive-based feature documentary that views the dramatic climax of the Cold War through the lens of a commercial television network, as it narrowly succeeds in producing the most watched, most controversial made-for-TV movie, THE DAY AFTER (1983).

With irreverent humor and sobering apocalyptic vision, this film reveals how a commercial broadcaster seized a moment of unprecedented television viewership, made an emotional connection with an audience of over 100 million and forced an urgent conversation with the US President on how to collectively confront and resolve the most pressing issue of the time - nuclear proliferation.