A New Leaf


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm


Part of the JBFC’s Tribute to Elaine May

“A New Leaf….is nearly a masterpiece, a film of such wit and comic invention that it belongs among the great American comedies.” (The Village Voice)

Forty-five years ago, Elaine May’s luminous directorial debut, A New Leaf, opened at Radio City Music Hall to rave reviews, which were soon followed by award nominations (including two Golden Globes). The film, which May also wrote, is a romantic black comedy of the highest order. The self-absorbed Henry Graham, played masterfully by Walter Matthau, knows how to do only one thing—be rich—but one morning wakes up and discovers he’s broke, and his childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously mean-spirited James Coco), refuses to give him another dime. Desperate, Henry turns to his enterprising valet (played by the divine character actor George Rose), who tells him to make money the old-fashioned way, “Marry it.” Will the meek, mega-rich botanist Henrietta (played sublimely by Elaine May herself, who received a Best Actress nomination from the Golden Globes) be his ticket to happiness?

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$10 - Members
$15 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: burnsfilmcenter.org

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