October 28, 2012, @ 2:00 pm
(Hal Ashby, US 1979, 130 min.)
Politics and Popcorn. Peter Sellers, in his last great role, stars as a simple Washington, DC, gardener who knows nothing of the world save what he’s seen on television. Through a series of misunderstandings, he’s mistaken for a brilliant political oracle and soon has the president’s ear. Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski, Ashby’s sharp, wonderfully deadpan satire features beautifully nuanced performances from Sellers and Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas.