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Being There

Being There
Comedy | 1979 | NR. 2hr 10min
CAST: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacClaine, Melvyn Douglas DIRECTOR: Hal Ashby 2018 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection

Hal Ashby directed Peter Sellers, Shirley MacClaine, and Melvyn Douglas in this critically-acclaimed and award-winning 1979 film. Adapted from Jerzy Kosinski’s novel, Being There contains one of Peter Sellers’ most nuanced performances as Chance the Gardener - a blank mirror for a society bent on seeking the profound in simpleness.

Screenings will be held at The Grand Cinema.


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A brutal look at America and Americans that gently lifts up the mirror image that television gives us of ourselves, smashes it on the marble floors of our political institutions and holds a chunk of jagged glass to our throats. And then makes us laugh.
Michael Blowen, Boston Globe
A highly unusual and an unusually fine film.
Variety
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