Athens-Clarke County Library • Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650
Thursday, July 15, 2021 • 6:30 pm
The ACCL Film Series returns to the library with Jerzy Kosinski’s brilliant adaptation of his novel Being There. The film will be screened on Thursday, July 15, at 6:30 pm in the Appleton Auditorium. In one of Peter Sellers’ final films, he portrays Chance the gardener, a simple man who unwittingly rises to a position of great influence in politics and business. The film also stars Shirley MacLaine, Melvin Douglas, and Jack Warden, and was directed by Hal Ashby. The 1979 film received many awards, including the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Douglas), and Golden Globes for Best Actor (Sellers) and Supporting Actor (Douglas).
Peter Sellers, who died in 1980, was an English film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film roles, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films.
This film is rated PG. The screening is free and open to the public.