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Being

Being There (1979) (PG)

Join us in celebrating director Hal Ashby as we revisit 3 of his classic comedies. We continue with 1979's BEING THERE.

In this film adaptation of the 1970 novel of the same name by Jerzy Kosiński, an aging gardener with a childlike naïveté, hailed as a genius for his simplistic approach to life, rises by accident into the game of politics. The man is soon presented as a possible Presidential candidate although no one knows his true background.

Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 96%, the Critics Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and refreshingly subtle, Being There soars behind sensitive direction from Hal Ashby and a stellar Peter Sellers performance.

Don't miss the rest of the series!

4/12-13 Harold and Maude

4/19-20 Being There

4/26-27 Shampoo

Showtimes for
Friday, April 19

7:00 9:30

Details

Drama , Comedy
2 hr. 10 min.

Director

Hal Ashby

Writer

Jerzy Kosinski

Cast

Peter Sellers
Shirley MacLaine
Melvyn Douglas
Jack Warden
Richard Dysart
Richard Basehart
Ruth Attaway
David Clennon
Fran Brill
Denise DuBarry

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