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Oscar Winning Film 'The Graduate'
to Screen at UW-Eau Claire April 12-15

RELEASED: March 29, 2007

poster for The GraduateEAU CLAIRE — "The Graduate" (1967) will be presented Thursday-Sunday, April 12-15, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Director Mike Nichols received an Oscar for his sophomore film, which will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.

Dustin Hoffman's portrayal of a clueless college graduate who has an affair with the seductive Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) and then falls in love with her daughter (Katherine Ross) made him a star. Featuring a soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel, "The Graduate" was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

The 105-minute film is rated PG.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby and will be sold at the door.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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