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The Graduate: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Part 2)

  • Columbia University, Pulitzer Hall 2950 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Columbia's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies presents with the Support of the Film Division of Columbia's School of the Arts a celebration of the 50th anniversary of

The Graduate

Join a Special Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 30


Pulitzer Lecture Hall - 3rd floor of Journalism School


Maura Spiegel, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Mark Harris, Author, Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back

Shari Springer Berman, Writer and Director, American Splendor and Girl Most Likely

*Please RSVP separately for each event*. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs to are required for admission.

Synopsis: One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a Best Director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman. Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with his parents’ friend, the indomitable Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), before turning his attention to her college-age daughter (Katharine Ross). Visually imaginative and impeccably acted, with a clever, endlessly quotable script by Buck Henry (based on the novel by Charles Webb), The Graduate has the kind of cultural impact that comes along only once in a generation. (RT: 106 min)

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