The graduate (1967) : a festival of award winning films
Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 5:00pm
The Graduate (1967)
Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
A film by Mike Nichols, 105 minutes
The Graduate is one of the key, ground breaking films of the late1960s and helped to set up in motion a new era of film-making. Set in the well-to-do suburbs of Los Angeles, and concerning an aimless young man whose protest at society takes the form of being seduced by one of his fathers friends and then falling in love with her daughter , this beautifully photographed film from a book by Charles Webb was filled with bitter hilarity. Director Mike Nichols, following his debut success of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with this second film , instantly became a major new talent in American film after winning an Academy Award for his directorship. The film was nominated for a total seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Actress (Anne Bancroft), Best Supporting Actress (Katherine Ross), Best Adapted Screenplay , and Best Cinematography.