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The Graduate

Dustin Hoffman plays a young man who’s led astray by the seductive Mrs Robinson, mother of the girl he loves.

Image from The Graduate

USA 1967
Dir Mike Nichols
With Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Digital 4K (in NFT1 and NFT3 only)
Certificate 15
A StudioCanal release

With The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman challenged conventional notions of the Hollywood leading man and became an overnight star. Hoffman’s second film role earned him an Oscar nomination and sees him playing Benjamin Braddock, a directionless graduate romantically entangled with both the predatory Mrs Robinson and her daughter Elaine, his true love. A huge financial and critical success, the film turned Hoffman into an overnight sensation and proved to Hollywood that leading men didn’t need conventional looks in order to carry a film. With America’s youth feeling uncertainty and doubt partly due to the country’s deepening involvement in Vietnam, The Graduate spoke to them and a significant worldwide audience. As the film reaches its 50th anniversary, we are delighted to screen this newly restored 4K digital print.

Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer

See our Dustin Hoffman season.

Audio Description will be available at all screenings and on Sunday 24 June 18:15 NFT3, Thursday 29 June 18:15 NFT3 and Sunday 02 July 15:40 NFT2 the film will be presented with Hearing Impaired Subtitles.


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