“An all but flawless film. It is a movie of numbing power with a raw humor that induces laughter made shrill by an undercurrent of despair.” - Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
“A powerful, smashingly effective movie.” - Pauline Kael, New Yorker
May 4 & 15 | Wexler shared a Best Cinematography Academy Award nomination with Bill Butler for this complicated portrait of mental illness, which world premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival. Led by Jack Nicholson’s Academy Award winning performance as the capricious and Randle McMurphy, Forman’s classic was the first film endures as one of America’s most quintessential films.
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