Mike Nichols’ first Best Director Oscar came with his second film, THE GRADUATE, whose Simon & Garfunkel score and breakout performance by Dustin Hoffman helped make it a cultural touchstone. It's paired with another film directed by Nichols and scripted by Buck Henry, the WWII-set CATCH-22.
Underrated gem THE FORTUNE - a favorite of Joel and Ethan Coen - stars Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson as hapless 1920s con men and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It's followed by Nichols’ sure-handed romantic comedy WORKING GIRL, a Cinderella story for the 1980s starring Melanie Griffith as a secretary with big ideas, Sigourney Weaver as the boss who steals them and Harrison Ford as the man both have eyes for.
A double feature of Mike Nichols films starring Meryl Streep includes a 25th anniversary screening of POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, adapted by Carrie Fisher from her semi-autobiographical bestseller, and SILKWOOD, based on the life of an Oklahoma nuclear plant worker who blew the whistle on its dangerous practices.
Tim Robbins stops by the theatre with the 1999 film he wrote and directed, based on the still-relevant true story of the struggle to produce an Orson Welles theatrical production in 1930s New York City. With an all-star cast including Emily Watson, Susan Sarandon, Vanessa Redgrave, Bill Murray, John Cusack and many more.
GRIT AND WHIMSY VI: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA
Writer-director Arch Oboler devised this “Twilight Zone”-esque sci-fi spine-tingler to showcase “Space-Vision,” which produced a widescreen 3-D image from a single strip of film. 3-D Historian Robert Furmanek introduces this new restoration, followed by a Q&A with actor Michael Cole.