On Golden Pond:
For Norman, and Ethel Thayer, this summer is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. Norman must find his way through his anger and fear of growing old, while Chelsea struggles to rebuild their relationship.
Out of Africa:
This exquisite, intelligent romantic drama based on the life of Karen Blixen was the most highly acclaimed film of its time. Directed by Academy Award winner Sydney Pollack, the film brilliantly captures a time and place, with superb performances by Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer, sumptuous photography and a rich music score by John Barry.
Out Of Africa follows the true life story of Karen Blixen (Streep), an amazingly strong-willed woman who moves from Denmark to run a coffee plantation with her philandering husband (Brandauer) in Kenya around 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious British adventurer and idealist (Redford).
Winner of 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, the film is masterfully crafted and breathtakingly produced to deliver one of the screen's greatest ever epic stories of hardship and love.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1967 and winner for Best Director, this "delightful, satirical comedy-drama" (Variety) is "wildly hilarious" (Boston Globe). Written by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, the film launched the career of two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) and cemented the stellar reputation of director Mike Nichols (The Birdcage).Shy Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is home from college with a degree in hand and an uncertain futrue in mind. Add to his confusion the aggressive advances by the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft, Great Expectations), and poor Ben is completely lost. That is until, he meets the girl of his dreams Elaine (Katharine Ross).
One problem: Elaine is Mrs. Robinson's daughter! And she'll stop at nothing to ensure that these two lovers remain separated forever!