International Museum Of Art Free Movie Of The Week: ‘Being There’ With Peter Sellers
The International Museum of Art continues it's free Saturday movies this week with a screening of 'Being There' with Peter Sellers. This was his second to the last movie, and it is one of his best. Before this movie, Sellers had been known for his over-the-top movie roles as " target="_blank">Inspector Clouseau in the 'Pink Panther' movies, and as his appearance as three different characters in the anti-war movie '" target="_blank">Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned To Love The Bomb'.
'Being There' is the story of Chauncey Gardiner, a simple-minded man who has never lived anywhere but the home of a an elderly man in Washington, D.C. When the man dies, Chancey is suddenly cast out into the world, but the only knowledge he has of that world is what he has seen on television. Through a series of events, he ends up living with a wealthy couple and his child-like statements about the world are taken as profound observations and make him the unlikely darling of the powerful Washington elite.
This is a really interesting movie, given the recent election cycle we just endured. If you haven't seen this movie, it is worth spending a couple of hours on this Saturday.
WHAT: 'Being There'
WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana