Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 PM
Tickets – $6.50 for Circle Cinema members, $10 for non-members
A special 50th anniversary screening of “The Graduate,” starring Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, and Anne Bancroft, and directed by the late Mike Nichols. (NOTE: Due to an availability issue, “The Producers” will not be showing today as originally scheduled, but will be re-scheduled for a later date.)
The screening will be the first film event of the 4th Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival, brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, and Circle Cinema.
This classic drama will be introduced by Tulsa Voice film critic Jeff Huston, and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle.
Please arrive early at 12:30pm to enjoy the sounds of the Tulsa Klezmer Band!
About “The Graduate:”
Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and, back at his parents’ house, he’s trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life? An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from, her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross).
With a pop-song score written by Paul Simon and performed by Simon & Garfunkel bolstering its contemporary appeal, The Graduate opened to rave reviews in December 1967 and surpassed all commercial expectations. It became the top-grossing film of 1968 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Actor, and Actress, with Nichols winning Best Director. Together with Bonnie and Clyde, it stands as one of the most influential films of the late ’60s.