"The Graduate" closes out Movies on the Green series Aug. 19


The annual Jensen's Cinema 16 Collection "Movies on the Green" series concludes with a showing of "The Graduate" on Aug. 19. Films in the series will be shown at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) on the lawn north of Kimball Hall. Screenings are free and open to the public. Popcorn and soda are available for purchase.

"The Graduate," directed by Mike Nichols, is a satirical coming-of-age comedy featuring the seduction of confused college graduate Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman). Being pulled in myriad directions by family, friends and associates just days after earning his degree, Ben is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family.

The affair with a married woman continues even as Ben falls in love with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine (Katherine Ross). However, Ben and Elaine's attempts at romance are threatened by the spiteful rage of Mrs. Robinson, who proceeds to hastily arrange Elaine's marriage to someone else, leading up to one of the most memorable endings in cinema history.

The film will be accompanied by a short film starring a comedy great.

The series is presented by the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and the University Program Council. For more information, go to http://www.theross.org.

If a screening is canceled because of inclement weather, the film will be shown the next day (Friday) at the same time. Check the Ross website, Facebook, or Twitter for updates the day of the show.

More details at: http://www.theross.org