The FeckenOdeon Cinema Society

1967 - Dir. Mike Nichols - 1 hr 41 mins- HD Digital presentation

The Graduate (1967) is one of the key, ground-breaking films of the late 1960s, and helped to set in motion a new era of film-making. This influential film is a biting satire/comedy about an East Coast college graduate who finds himself alienated and adrift in the shifting, social and sexual mores of the 1960s, and questioning the values of society. The themes of the film also mirrored the changes occurring in Hollywood, as a new vanguard of younger directors were coming to the forefront. British Avant-garde director Mike Nichols, following his debut success of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) with this second film, instantly became a major new talent in American film after winning an Academy Award for his directorship.

Shocking in its day - and still a bit edgy today, the film tells the story of Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent graduate filled with doubts about his future. Benjamin returns to his Los Angeles home after graduation and his parents throw a party so they can boast of their son's academic achievements and his bright prospects in business. Mrs. Robinson, a lady of his parents’ generation, persuades Ben to drive her home and seduces him…

It’s of its time and of its place but there are themes still relevant nearly 50 years later… and the music of Simon and Garfunkel is a reminder of what was and what might have been.




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Tickets for this show £5

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* Online bookings through links from this site to TicketSource incur a 10% booking fee.  You can also book in person at The Village Shop and The Rose & Crown in Feckenham. There is no fee for personal bookings Click to BUY TICKETS* Saturday, 25th February at 7.30pm Anne BANCROFT Dustin HOFFMAN THE GRADUATE