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Being There

HAL ASHBY RETROSPECTIVE: 'Being There', (1979). Director Hal Ashby's screen adaptation of Jerzy Kosinki's novel of a simple-minded gardener raised by television continues to gain followers forty years after it was first released. Peter Sellers, giving one of his most nuanced performances, stars as Chance the gardener. Having spent his whole life within the confines of a high-walled mansion, Chance's only knowledge of the outside world has been gleaned from network television. When he leaves his home for the first time in his life, he is barely equipped to deal with the modern world. However, a chance encounter soon finds him thrust onto the national stage.

Co-starring Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas (in his Oscar-winning role) and Jack Warden, BEING THERE's prescience will astonish until the final frame.

  • Commences  Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
  • Rating  M
  • Genre  Comedy
  • Running Time  130

Event starts
Thursday 21 March, 2019
Event Ends
Thursday 21 March, 2019
Venue
Cinema Nova
Venue Address
380 Lygon St Carlton
Location

Melbourne,

Website
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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs