Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: The Graduate

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Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
King's Cross Filling Station , King's Cross Saturday May 4 2013 15:00
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This modish, calculated, but hugely popular film proved, with the help of an irrelevant but diverting Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, to be one of the biggest hits of the '60s. Hoffman, looking for the most part like a startled rabbit, gets caught between the rapacious Mrs Robinson and her daughter, suggesting a vulnerability that was sufficiently novel to turn him into as big a movie star as all the he-men like McQueen and Newman. The film however is slightly uneven, partly because Anne Bancroft's performance as the mother carries so much more weight than Katharine Ross' as the daughter, and partly because Nichols couldn't decide whether he was making a social satire or a farce. Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (15)
Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com