2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

| 2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

Wednesday August 03, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT

$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE, plus special guests in attendance, Vineyarders and friends of Mike Nichols, ROSE STYRON and JAMES LAPINE to discuss Nichols’ love of the theater, and of the Vineyard.

Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened up to his close friend and colleague, theater director Jack O’Brien, about the storied beginnings of his career, including his comedy collaboration with Elaine May, his direction of two Neil Simon stage classics, and his acclaimed feature-film debut, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Graduate.

With disarming candor, wry wit and sharp self-deprecation, Nichols delivered a master class on his craft in what would be his last in-depth interviews, for Becoming Mike Nichols.

One of the great contemporary artists, Mike Nichols created a body of film work that received a total of 42 Academy Award nominations. Over his career, he won one Oscar, four Emmys, nine Tonys and a Grammy. Directed by Douglas McGrath (Oscar-nominated writer of Bullets over Broadway and writer-director of Emma and Infamous), Becoming Mike Nicholsfeatures an intimate, relaxed and candid exchange between O’Brien and Nichols, which took place over two days in the summer of 2014 at the Golden Theatre, where the groundbreaking An Evening with Nichols and May had its smash Broadway debut in 1960.

With access to archival photographs and footage from Nichols’ days as a performer and a theater director, and an illuminating use of movie clips from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? andThe Graduate, Becoming Mike Nichols goes inside the head and heart of this brilliant artist. He lays bare his creative process, his drive and his formidable sense of humor with touching behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films

Becoming Mike Nichols

"Becoming Mike Nichols will make you want to go back and rewatch Stevens's gorgeous and definitely American film, but only after you've paid a nice, long visit to Nichols's greatest hits." - Mathew Gilbert, The Boston Globe

"By concentrating on the early projects, we get a richer sense of the development of Nichols the artist in his own words and illustrated with photos and extended clips of performances." - Kevin Crust, The Los Angeles Times

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