Friday, January 11, 2019
East Building, SECU Auditorium
(1979) Directed by Hal Ashby. Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas (130 min.) PG. DCP.
A childlike man’s pithy observations are mistaken for political wisdom, and he is lionized by Washington insiders. Chance the gardener speaks in educated tones and wears his late employer’s tailored suits, bestowing instant credibility on his pronouncements. Biltmore Estate stands in for the D.C. home of an ailing millionaire.
Introduced by Daniel Cook Johnson, N&O film writer and Film Babble blogger.