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  • Actors Walter Matthau and Elaine May sit and talk in a car, with him at the wheel.
  • Actors Walter Matthau and Elaine May sit together in a living room.
  • Actors Walter Matthau and Elaine May sitting in a canoe.

Elaine May’s

HELD OVER! Must End Thursday, July 18

12:30 ONLY

(1971) Inheritance-denied playboy Walter Matthau contemplates two solutions: suicide or rich marriage. Enter nerdy heiress/botany professor Elaine May. May’s directing debut. 35mm. Approx. 102 min.


“Brilliantly staged and performed… illustrates how fluidly May fuses verbal and physical comedy.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Reveals the essence of marital love more brutally than many confrontational melodramas.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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