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Mike Nichols: Bookends

February 25, 2021 – March 07, 2021

The Museum of Modern Art

In 2009, MoMA hosted the first museum retrospective of films by the great Mike Nichols.  An accomplished performer (most notably alongside Elaine May) and renowned stage director, Nichols was, foremost a great American filmmaker.  The laughs or tears in a Nichols film are always born of something tangible, with authentic actions leading to comprehensible results. He invited us to connect with our own devastating, illuminating humanity.

In celebration of the new biography Mike Nichols: A Life by Mark Harris, MoMA is pleased to revisit Nichols’s legacy with these exemplary films: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Catch-22 (1970), The Fortune (1975), Silkwood (1982), Closer (2004), Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (2003), and Angels in America: Perestroika (2003).

 

Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.

 

 

 

 

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Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston. 

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy of Photofest

Catch-22. 1970. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy of Photofest

The Fortune. 1975. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy of Photofest

Silkwood. 1982. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy of Photofest

Closer. 2004. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Photofest

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. 2003. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy of HBO/Photofest

Angels in America: Perestroika. 2003. USA. Directed by Mike Nichols. Image courtesy HBO/Photofest