SaturdaySCREENINGS – Being There (1979)

October 17, 2009 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Directed by Hal Ashby

Screenplay Jerzy Kosinski, Peter Sellers, Shirley Maclaine, Melvyn Douglas

A simple-minded gardener learns everything he knows from TV  and manages to become a revered insider among DC political elite. Classic acclaimed satire on our societal values.

Oscar, Best Supportig Actor (Douglas), Golden Globe: Best Actor/Supporting Actor, L.A. Film Critics: Best Supporting Actor, Natl Board of Review: Best Actor, Natl Soc of Film Critics: Best Cinematography, Writers Guild of America: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium

“[Even now] Being There remains a vital statement on our TV reality, on how we develop our heroes, and on how power perpetuates itself. And it’s funny as hell” –

“Ashby’s film is a gift to treasure”. –Groucho Reviews

$5 suggested donation

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