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MoMA Announces Mike Nichols Retrospective

MoMA Announces Mike Nichols Retrospective

The Museum of Modern Art has announced “Mike Nichols,” a two-week retrospective of 17 films that surveys the wide range of Mike Nichols’ directing career running April 14-May 1, 2009.

Spanning more than four decades, the series comprises a collection of Nichols’ most significant works in film, from 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and 1967’s “The Graduate” to 2004’s “Closer” and 2007’s “Charlie Wilson’s War.” The rarely screened films “Carnal Knowledge” (1971) and “Catch 22” (1970) open and close the two-week exhibition.

The retrospective will screen at The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, and is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

“While remaining one of the most productive forces in the creative industries–film and theater–Mike Nichols’ body of work is clearly one of the most referenced and revered in contemporary cinema,” said Roy in a statement. “His ability to form lasting and consistently fruitful partnerships with writers and actors places him among the standard bearers for the great collaborative traditions of Hollywood. Emerging filmmakers have much to learn from the intellect and timeless humanity of Nichols’ work.”

Mike Nichols in Conversation, an “intimate and informal conversation with Nichols and a select group of his closest writing and acting collaborators,” including Nora Ephron, Elaine May, and Buck Henry, will take place at MoMA on Saturday April 18, at 8 p.m.

Click here for the full screening schedule.

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