Play Dates

June 8        Lakewood, OH        LAKEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

June 12        Tryon, NC        TRYON THEATRE

July 11        Austin, TX        PARAMOUNT THEATRE

July 18 & 21        Chicago, IL        GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER

August 1        Savannah, GA        LUCAS THEATRE

The Graduate Play Dates


USA, 1967
Director: Mike Nichols
Producer: Lawrence Turman
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Screenwriter: Buck Henry, Calder Willingham
Based on the novel by Charles Webb
Cinematography: Robert Surtees
Music: Simon & Garfunkel
Additional Music: Dave Grusin
Genre: Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Language: English
Running Time: 106 minutes

Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), fresh out of college and disillusioned with life, finds himself stuck between his older lover, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and her daughter (Katharine Ross).

Awards and Recognition:
Best Director (Academy Awards, 1968)
Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography nominations (Academy Awards, 1968)
Best Director (New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1967)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Directors Guild of America, 1968)
Best Written American Comedy (Writers Guild of America, 1968)
Best Motion Picture: Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actress: Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Director, Most Promising Newcomer - Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross (Golden Globes, 1968)
Best Motion Picture Actor: Musical/Comedy and Best Screenplay nominations (Golden Globes, 1968)
Best Film, Best Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Screenplay, Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Dustin Hoffman (BAFTA Awards, 1969)
Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Katharine Ross nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1969)
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture - David Grusin, Paul Simon (Grammy Awards, 1969)
Named to the National Film Registry, 1996

This 4K restoration was created from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection. The color timing was done by referencing a previous color grading that had been supervised by Grover Crisp at Sony Pictures and approved by director Mike Nichols. The 5.1 surround-sound remix, approved by the director, was created from the 35mm magnetic tracks and the original soundtrack recordings at Chace Audio.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Nichols and veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees threw out the DGA playbook for The Graduate, experimenting wildly with lighting and lenses, lending the film a sense of freewheeling freshness, a sheen of visual inventiveness that hasn't dimmed over the years."
— Budd Wilkins, Slant

"One of those movies that completely changed the rules!"
— Rob Christopher, Chicagoist

"Be agog at Anne Bancroft's Mrs. Robinson in some of the most hilariously icky seduction scenes ever filmed. See Mike Nichols (with help from Simon & Garfunkel) take control of the Zeitgeist. See the mood go dark -
darker than you remember."
— David Edelstein, New York Magazine

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