Angels, Wit, Graduate and Woolf Films Part of Mike Nichols Fete at BAM

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Mike Nichols — director of the current Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot and the recent film version of Closer — will be featured for his film work in the "Who's Afraid of Mike Nichols?" series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

HBO is the presenting sponsor for BAMcinématek films series to run March 31-April 19 at the BAM Rose Cinemas. Nichols will take part in a March 31 Q&A session and his "Angels in America" collaborator Tony Kushner will also participate in a discussion April 3.

The "Who's Afraid of Mike Nichols?" film lineup is as follows:

  • "The Graduate" - March 31 at 7 PM
    Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft flirt with disaster as the recent college alum is seduced by his inamorata's mother in this 1967 Nichols film co-written by Buck Henry. Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers moderates the Q&A with Nichols.
  • "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - April 1 at 7:30 PM
    Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and George Segal star in the 1966 adaptation of Edward Albee's play centering on two college professors and their wives on one rousing night of drinking.

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  • "Carnal Knowledge" - April 2 at 2, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 PM
    Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel are the subjects of Nichols' 1971 film penned by Jules Feiffer which follows the contrasting sex lives of two men, delving into the male psyche.
  • "Angels in America" - April 3 at 2 PM
    A discussion with the playwright-screenwriter followed by free screening of the 2003 epic AIDS saga starring Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Patrick Wilson, Ben Shenkman and Justin Kirk.
  • "Wit" - April 4 at 7 PM
    Emma Thompson stars in her and Nichols' 2001 teleplay adapted Margaret Edson's drama about a professor diagnosed with ovarian cancer who undergoes rapid treatment. Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Harold Pinter and Christopher Lloyd also appear.
  • "The Birdcage" - April 8 at 2, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 PM
    Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart and Hank Azaria fill the 1996 film updated adaptation of La Cage aux folles about two gay men who pretend to be straight for their son's in-laws-to-be.
  • "Silkwood" - April 11 at 6 and 9 PM
    The 1983 Nichols screen story of a nuclear power plant whistle blower who mysteriously dies. Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher star.
  • "Heartburn" April 12 at 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 PM
    Nichols stalwarts Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson take on the high-powered couple whose marriage is wilting in the Nora Ephron 1986 adaptation of her book.
  • "Catch-22" - April 19 at 7 PM
    Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam and Orson Welles attack the Buck Henry 1970 screenplay adapted from Joseph Heller's novel set on a WWII air force base. Nichols' version of Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit the small screen on HBO and earned a record-breaking 11 Emmy Awards for miniseries. The Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award recipient has also won an Academy Award for Best Director for the 1968 classic "The Graduate." His numerous credits on stage include Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, The Apple Tree, The Little Foxes, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Comedians, The Gin Game, The Real Thing, Hurlyburly, Waiting for Godot and The Seagull.

    BAM Rose Cinemas are located in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue (between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street). For more information, call (718) 636 4100 or visit www.bam.org/film.

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