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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, USA, 1966)

Keen adaptation and handsome production by Ernest Lehman, outstanding direction by Mike Nichols in his feature debut, and four topflight performances score an artistic bullseye.
— Variety

In tribute to American playwright Edward Albee (1928 - 2016) we're screening the Oscar-winning adaptation of his most famous play. 

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star as George and Martha: a middle aged married couple, whose charged relationship is defined by vitriolic verbal battles and an excessive consumption of alcohol. George being an associate History professor in a New Carthage university where Martha's father is the President adds an extra dimension to their relationship. 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf was Mike Nichol's directorial debut and was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mike Nichols, and is one of only two films to be nominated in every eligible category at the Academy Awards (the other being the 1931 Western, Cimarron).

Later Event: October 23
Autumn Film Quiz