Saturday, March 13 – 730p
Katharine Ross In Person! Double Feature: By the time Katharine Ross became a household name with her turn as Elaine Robinson in 1967’s THE GRADUATE, she had already honed her craft in dozens of hours of television and in the Civil War classic SHENANDOAH. Ross quickly followed her Oscar-nominated breakthrough with an equally high-profile role in BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID and a critically acclaimed performance in TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE. In subsequent years she worked with maverick directors from Brian De Palma to Richard Kelly (her appearance as Donnie Darko’s psychiatrist introduced her to a whole new generation of filmgoers), and starred in one of the most iconic films of its era, THE STEPFORD WIVES.
THE GRADUATE, 1967, Stuart Lisell, 105 min. Dir. Mike Nichols. In this iconic 1960s classic, Dustin Hoffman stars as Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate in search of a little direction in his life. He soon finds himself having an affair with the wife of his father’s partner, Mrs. Robinson (the fabulous Anne Bancroft). Things get even more complicated when he falls for Mrs. Robinson’s beautiful, level-headed daughter (Katharine Ross). Featuring an unmatched soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel, and the riotously funny, generation-defining line of dialogue, "Plastics."
GAMES, 1967, Universal Pictures, 100 min. Dir. Curtis Harrington. Beautiful people James Caan and Katharine Ross live in a fun house filled with Pop Art and pinball games – until mysterious charlatan Simone Signoret drops in, and the parlor games turn devilishly sinister. Discussion in between films with Katharine Ross.