New York- based specialty distributor Rialto Pictures has partnered up with Studiocanal to release Mike Nichol's The Graduate, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. The new restoration will have its world premiere on April 8 at at the TCL Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, as a centerpiece event of this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival. It will then play in over 700 theaters nationwide on April 23 and 26, through Fathom Events’ monthly “TCM Big Screen Classics” series. From there it will screen at the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna and then be released theatrically and as a special edition Home Entertainment release in all Studiocanal territories (France, Germany, U.K., Australia and New Zealand) throughout the summer. Check out the synopsis, trailer, and stills below.
"Hoffman, in his star-making, breakout role, is Benjamin Braddock, the college track star suddenly adrift after graduation, and ripe for seduction by an older, married woman: Bancroft's coldly calculating friend-of-the-family Mrs. Robinson. When Ben ultimately falls for dream girl Elaine (Katharine Ross), who happens to be the Robinsons’ daughter, it sets up a love triangle like no other in American films up to that time. Adapted from the Charles Webb novel by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham (which immortalized the word “plastics” in the lexicon of hip expressions), THE GRADUATE was the biggest box office surprise of the decade, nominated for seven Oscars® andwinning for director Nichols’ sophomore effort. The classic “Top 40” score by Simon & Garfunkel started a new, youthful trend in soundtrack music as well."