WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? + BOOM!

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Showings

Castro Theatre Wed, Apr 24 7:00 PM

Description

TAYLOR & BURTON DOUBLE FEATURE
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 7:00
Mike Nichols’ feature directorial debut charts a volatile night in the life of resigned professor and his denigrating wife. Their cocktail party with a young couple becomes a searing event of vicious verbal backbiting, disclosed secrets, alcoholic indulgence and bizarre fantasies. Richard Burton is magni?cent and Taylor’s towering portrayal won her a second Oscar in this corrosive adaptation of Edward Albee’s play. Sandy Dennis and George Segal co-star. (1966, 131 min, DCP)

+ BOOM! 9:20
Taylor ups her ante playing a foul-mouthed, booze-swilling, pill-popping, terminally ill woman looking forward to the end of it all, until self-proclaimed poet Burton mysteriously washes ashore of her secluded island hideaway. A totally bizarre cinematic experience, director Joseph Losey puts his stamp on Tennessee Williams’ own adaptation of his The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here. Joanna Shimkus and Noel Coward co-star. (1968, 112 min, 35mm ‘Scope)