|Being There 1979 PG, 130 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Hal Ashby
Cast: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Fran Brill, Denise DuBarry, Ernest McClure, Oteil Burbridge, Ravenell Keller III, Donald Jacob
Simple-minded gardener Chance (Peter Sellers) is suddenly placed in the real world instead of the television world through which he has experienced life. When asked for political and financial advice, his naive answers are mistaken for insightful, intelligent answers. Melvyn Douglas won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in his role as a political kingmaker and Peter Sellers was nominated for Best Actor.
|Conrack 1974 PG, 107 min.|
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Hume Cronyn, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews, Antonio Fargas, Ruth Attaway, James O'Rear, MacArthur Nelson, William Hunter III, Kathy Turner, LaCrisia Hardee
Based on Pat Conroy's book "The River is Wide," this story involves young Pat Conroy's (Jon Voight) experiences when he goes to an isolated island off the South Carolina Coast where he is assigned a teaching job in 1967. Conroy soon discovers that most of his Black students are either illiterate or retarded, but, unlike his fellow teachers, he steps up to the plate and teaches his students useful lessons that will help them in life.
|Porgy and Bess 1959 N/R, 146 min.|
Director: Otto Preminger
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Brock Peters, Diahann Carroll, Ivan Dixon, Claude Akins, Pearl Bailey, Clarence Muse, Ruth Attaway
Andre Previn and Ken Darby won the Academy Award for Best Musical Score for this film based on Ira Gershwin's classic folk opera about life on Catfish Row.
|1. Being There (1979)|
2. Conrack (1974)
3. Porgy and Bess (1959)
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