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'70s Summer Cinema: Being There

Wednesday, July 15 at 7 pm

Politics. Power. Scandal. The ‘Me’ Decade. Disco. Funny pants. However one defines the ‘70s, no definition is complete without the films from and about this pivotal era. This film series will explore American social and political life in the 1970s. Presented with longtime film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey.

About Being There (USA, 1979, 130 min.)
What happens when a simple-minded and illiterate gardener, whose only knowledge of the "real" outside world is through watching television, is mistaken for someone else by the rich and powerful elite in Washington, D.C.? The witty answer has been making people laugh for decades. This award-winning satire, listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 Funniest American Films of All Time, was directed by Hal Ashby, best known for Harold and Maude (1971), Shampoo (1975), and Coming Home (1978), written by Jerzy Kosinski, and stars Peter Sellers, Melvyn Douglas, and Shirley MacLaine. Rated: PG.

Individual Films: $8/$5 Members
Film Series: $32/$20 Members

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'70s Summer Cinema series also includes::
July 1 – Milk
July 8 – Shampoo
July 22 – The Candidate
July 29 – ENCORE: Funny Face

In conjunction with Richard Avedon: Family Affairs from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on view through August 2

Event type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers