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Mike Nichols'

Wednesday, May 8

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Introduced by Philip Gefter, author of the new book George and Martha: Movies, Marriage and the Making of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (for sale tonight at our concession)Screening followed by post-film conversation with Mr. Gefter and writer/director Tamara Jenkins. Book signing in lobby following the event. 

NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT.
A standby line will form at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.

U.S., 1966
Directed by Mike Nichols
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
Screenplay by Ernest Lehman
Adapted from the play by Edward Albee
Approx. 131 min. 35mm.

"Edward Albee's vitriolic stage portrayal of domestic blisslessness translated grainily and effectively to the screen. Taylor gives what is probably her finest performance as the blowsy harridan Martha, with Burton as her angst-ridden college professor husband. The verbal fireworks that occur when they invite a young couple to dinner are surprisingly convincing. In an interview much later, Sandy Dennis said that, amazingly, Taylor and Burton were in fact very happy together at the time. It doesn't show on screen." – Time Out. Winner of 5 Academy Awards: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Sandy Dennis), Best Black & White Cinematography (Haskell Wexler), and Best Production Design (Richard Sylbert and George James Hopkins), and Best Black & White Costume Design (Irene Sharaff).

Presented with support from the Ada Katz Fund for Literature in Film

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