Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Being There (1979)
A simple-minded gardener named Chance (Peter Sellers) has spent his life in total seclusion living in an old Washington D.C. home. When the home owner and employer dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After Chance befriends a wealthy woman named Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine) he is slowly transformed into an unlikely political insider.
Director: Hal Ashby USA 130 min
"...one of the shrewdest, funniest, and most touching sociopolitical satires in movie history." John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis
"A highly unusual and an unusually fine film." Variety
Cinema Curiosa is a film series presented by the Traverse Area District Library that is dedicated to experimental, archival and uncompromising documentary titles that challenge and enrich.