3rd Floor, Library of Congress James Madison Building,101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Being There (1979). Dir. Hal Ashby. With Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warner, Melvyn Douglas. (130 min, 35mm)

Peter Sellers gives his loveliest, most understated performance as Chance, a simple-minded gardener who has spent his life watching TV. A gentle soul, Chance dazzles the Washington, D.C. elite with his wise pronouncements, which come straight from the idiot box. Released twenty-five years ago, this delicate yet corrosive critique of television culture is as relevant as ever.


Added by oliver on February 13, 2005